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Buffalo Bulls Women’s Basketball gets steam rolled by MAC power Ohio 83-55. JoAnna Smith reaches 1,000 career points.

To open this recap, we start with a classic Bull Run tradition: the sadness haiku

The game was over
In the first quarter alone
MACtion is not kind

With a dominating win over Miami to start MAC play, UB Women’s Basketball completed the MAC spectrum with a bout with Ohio tonight. Those two opponents perfectly encapsulate the range of competition the conference holds this year. Both Buffalo and Ohio each had their own arguments as to who was the best team in the conference coming into tonight. In surprising fashion, not only did Ohio beat Buffalo, they steam rolled through the game and won 83-55.

The first quarter was an utter disaster for Buffalo. With a couple of questionable foul calls, UB then let Ohio run all over them. Quiera Lampkins easily found her way to the charity stripe and also threw a three-point shot into the mix. Simply put, Ohio came to this game ready to play and it showed when the first quarter ended in their advantage at 17-2.

Going the entire first quarter without a field goal, UB finally settled in and found some shots through Cassie Oursler. Ohio still didn’t have any trouble scoring but soon enough JoAnna Smith got into the mix and helped UB out. With a bucket late in the quarter, Smith finally reached 1,000 career points—becoming the 23rd UB player to do so.

It was clear that UB probably wasn’t going to win this game without a miracle, but JoAnna Smith came alive in the second half. Smith would hit five shots in the third quarter and add two from the free throw line to help cement the most dominant effort she’s had this season.

UB would claw the deficit back to 12 thanks to Smith’s heroics, but scoring a ton from only one person isn’t enough to beat the best team in the conference. Smith would finish this game with a season high 29 points, but no one else on the team came close to double figures.

Finishing the night with 32% shooting and 18 turnovers, it’s not surprising that the Bulls fall and move to 1-1 in MAC play. UB now heads North to Central Michigan where they’ll have to face the best team in the MAC West on Saturday. The game will tip-off at 1:00PM and be broadcasted on ESPN3.