By: Andrew Korba
BEXLEY -- The No. 9 Ohio Northern women's basketball team extend their winning streak to 13 games with a 61-47 victory over Capital at the Capital Center on Saturday afternoon.
With the win, the Polar Bears are now 14-1 on the season and a perfect 8-0 in OAC play, while the Crusaders fall to 10-5, 5-3.
Senior Joanna Snyder led the way for Northern with 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting.
Cookie Geroski led Capital with 12 points on the afternoon.
ONU never trailed in the contest and began the game with a 9-0 run.
After the Crusaders cut the Polar Bear lead to 11-7, ONU countered with a 14-2 run to push their lead to 25-9 with just over seven minutes left in the first half.
ONU finished the half on an 8-0, capped off by a three pointer from Dumbuagh, to take their largest lead of the game at 41-16.
The Crusaders looked to mount a comeback in the second half and cut the Northern lead to 45-32.
But a hoop by Yoder and two free throws from Espenschied pushed the ONU lead back to 49-32 with 13:34 left to play.
Capital would make one more push, cutting the ONU advantage to 49-36.
The Polar Bears would come right back and put the game away with an 8-0 run to extend their lead to 57-36.
ONU was 24-of-55 (43.6 percent) from the field and a solid 9-of-10 (90 percent) from the charity stripe.
The Crusaders were 16-of-55 (29.1 percent) from the field and 14-of-21 (66.7 percent) in free throws.
Capital narrowingly won the rebounding battle, 38-37.
Ohio Northern will play again on Wednesday when they host Wilmington at 7:30 at the ONU Sports Center.