Senior Kerri Beedy leads Women's Basketball past Defiance 71-48

Senior Kerri Beedy leads Women's Basketball past Defiance 71-48

By Ashley Birchmeier

ADA - Senior Kerri Beedy led Ohio Northern to a 71-48 women's basketball victory over Defiance Wednesday evening at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 4-1 overall, while Defiance falls to 1-4.

A jumper by Ohio Northern senior Jordan Kimes with just under 15 minutes to go in the second half would be the start of a Polar Bears 19-0 run, and the momentum ONU needed to win the game.

Beedy led the Polar Bears in the stretch, scoring all nine of her points during the run.

Defiance led most of the first half as sophomore Kelsey Tietje netted 9 of the Yellow Jackets first half points.

ONU trailed at halftime 26-24, but the Polar Bears were to much to handle in the second half.

The Polar Bears out shot the Yellow Jackets in the second half shooting 46.9% from the field, while Defiance was just 30%.

Kimes had a team high nine rebounds and eight points, while sophomore Britt Lauck and junior Karissa Steffas added a team-high 13 points. 

The Polar Bears are next in action December 3rd at 7:30 as they begin OAC play at Otterbein.