By Tim Glon
DEFIANCE — Senior Amy Bullimore (Morrow/Little Miami) posted her 22nd career double-double to lead the No. 7-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team to a 69-49 victory at Defiance Tuesday evening at the Weaner Center.
The Polar Bears improve to 2-1, while the Yellow Jackets fall to 0-3.
Bullimore finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds and senior Lindsey Black (Urbana/Graham) added 12 points for ONU.
Northern used an 8-0 run spanning the first and second periods to take a 20-10 lead with 1:30 gone in the second quarter.
DC pulled within 26-21 with 1:44 left in the half, but the Polar Bears scored the next six points, including a layup by Black just ahead of the buzzer to lead 32-21 at intermission.
ONU the scored the first two baskets of the third quarter to go up 36-21 one minute into the period.
Northern led 46-35 after three quarters and out the game away by out-scoring DC 7-0 over the first 4:30 of the fourth quarter to take a 53-35 advantage.
"We got better in the second half," ONU head coach Michele Durand said. "We did a better job of taking care of the ball and guarding the 3-point line. Defiance scored 78 points in its last game, so I am pleased to hold them to 49 tonight. We still have a lot of work to do, but we will take a road win any time."
Ohio Northern made 30-of-58 field goals for 51.7 percent and were 4-of-11 from 3-point range for 36.4 percent, while Defiance was 19-of-61 from the floor for 31.1 percent and were 7-of-28 from beyond the arc for 25.0percent.
ONU out-rebounded DC 40-33.
The Polar Bears will return to action Saturday at 3 pm with a road game at Ohio Wesleyan.