ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eighth-ranked Rochester recorded 17 steals and held a sizeable rebounding advantage to post a 73-39 victory against Oswego State in the season opener for both schools on Tuesday night.
The Yellowjackets recorded 17 steals on 30 Laker turnovers and scored 22 points off the giveaways. Rochester outrebounded Oswego 49-28 on the evening. The Yellowjackets grabbed 17 offensive boards, while only yielding four to the Lakers, and scored 12 second-chance points.
Rochester’s Danielle McNabb was the only player in double figures for either team. She scored 10 points for Rochester, added four rebounds, two steals, and one block. Loren Wagner scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds. Amy Woods chipped in with seven points and eight rebounds — six off the offensive glass.
For Oswego, Kayla Ryan and Meagan Stover scored seven points each. Kassie Kleine added four points and seven rebounds. Ryan also grabbed six rebounds to lead the Lakers.
Oswego committed 20 first half turnovers, leading to 15 Rochester points. Kristyn Wright had six first-half points for Rochester, while Ally Zywicki had three points, three assists, and two steals. She finished with a game-high five assists.
Ryan scored all seven of her points in the first half for the Lakers. Her three-pointer with 6:06 left got the Lakers within 23-14, but Rochester scored 10 of the next 12 points — by five different players — and built a 33-16 lead with 2:37 left. The Yellowjackets held a 35-19 halftime advantage and cruised to victory from there.