Prahalis helps No. 10 Ohio State women top Illini

Samantha Prahalis scored eight straight points down the stretch for No. 10 Ohio State on Sunday, leading the Buckeyes past pesky Illinois 96-84.

Prahalis finished with 28 points, Tayler Hill added 26 and Amber Stokes 16 for the Buckeyes (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten), who have won four in a row since their lone loss.

After Hill hit a late 3-pointer to give the Buckeyes the lead for good, Prahalis — Ohio State's only senior — hit two 3s and another outside jumper.

Karisma Penn had 23 points, Adrienne GodBold 18, Amber Moore 13 and Ivory Crawford 12 for the Illini (6-14, 0-7), who added to their list of close losses in conference play.