Sheldon nets 19, No. 24 Ohio State women top San Diego St.

NCAA Women's Basketball

SAN DIEGO (AP)Jacy Sheldon scored 19 points and No. 24 Ohio State defeated San Diego State 66-54 in the Buckeyes’ final nonconference game on Tuesday.

Braxtin Miller added 16 points and Taylor Mikesell 15 for the Buckeyes (9-2), who resume Big Ten play, where they are 1-1, at No. 9 Michigan on New Year’s Eve.

Mikesell had five points in a 10-0 run through the middle of the first quarter that gave Ohio State an 18-9 lead. The Aztecs worked back into a tie at 27 before the Buckeyes took a 35-30 lead into the break.

Ohio State scored the first six points of the third quarter and kept the lead between seven and 12. Miller’s 3-pointer to close the quarter made it 51-41 and she and Mikesell scored to open the fourth made it a 14-point game. San Diego State briefly got within nine with three minutes left.

Asia Avinger and Sophia Ramos both had 10 for the Aztecs (6-5) but were a combined 5-of-21 shooting. San Diego State shot 32%.

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