Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spisak hits clutch shot to lead Yellow Jackets to OAC quarterfinal win

Captains Ariel Brough (left) and Catherine Spisak (right) celebrate

St. Mary’s Catherine Spisak hit a clutch free throw that put Baldwin-Wallace ahead 66-65 with 16 seconds remaining and the Baldwin-Wallace women’s team rallied to defeat cross-town rival and sixth-seeded John Carroll, 68-65 in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday.

The Yellow Jackets (18-8) advance to the OAC final four on Friday in Columbus.
B-W has beaten JCU six-straight times and in 36 of the last 37 meetings to lead the all-time series, 41-19. With its loss, JCU ends its season at 11-14 and on a four-game losing streak.

B-W is back in action on Friday when it plays second-seeded Mount Union College, a 59-56 winner against Otterbein College, in one semifinal game at host and top-seeded Capital University in the Capital Center in Columbus at 7:30 p.m. Capital hosts Ohio Northern University in the other semifinal match. The 2010 OAC Women’s Basketball Championship Game will be played on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

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