Johns Hopkins comes back to top women's basketball

Abby Oguich dribbling a basketball during a game

Lynchburg, Va. -- Despite double-digit scoring efforts from sophomores Abby Oguich and Alissa Smalls, University of Lynchburg's women's basketball team fell to visiting Johns Hopkins, 54-49, Saturday in non-conference action.

Oguich tallied a team-best 12 points and eight rebounds for the Hornets (6-6), while Smalls chipped in 10 points and three assists.

The Hornets took an early advantage and led by as many as 12 points in the second period, but Johns Hopkins cut the lead to 24-23 by halftime. The Blue Jays (7-4) ended the game on a 7-2 run.

The turnover bug bit the hosts hard, as Lynchburg coughed the ball up 25 times. 

Diarra Oden led Johns Hopkins with a game-best 24 points.

Lynchburg will look to snap its three-game losing skid Tuesday, Jan. 7 at home with a 7 p.m. contest against Guilford.