Ohio State senior Sammy Prahalis made her last home game playing for Ohio State a spectacular one. The guard scored a school-record 42 points to lead the #8 Buckeyes past Minnesota on Thursday night 81-56. She had 22 points at the half, and her team took at 12 point lead into the locker room. She was 15-27 from the field, 7-12 from beyond the 3 point arc, and a perfect 5-5 at the free throw line. In addition, she had 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Her 42 points broke Katie Smith’s record from 1994.
“I don’t know who wrote the script. Somebody did,” said Ohio State head coach Jim Foster. “You haven’t even talked about zero turnovers. Think about it: She was all over the place, helping on defense, our second-leading rebounder, led us in assists and scored the points.” It was certainly a special night for the senior, who has spent the last four years winning the hearts of the Buckeye faithful with her aggressive play and her on-court swagger.
While the Lady Buckeyes are now finished with their home games for the year, they still have much ahead of them to focus on. They will finish out the regular season at Nebraska on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm (EST). The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. After that, they will travel to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament in which they have already secured a #2 seed.
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