Women's Basketball: #7 Ohio Northern (2-1 Overall) at Ohio Wesleyan (0-3 Overall)

Women's Basketball: #7 Ohio Northern (2-1 Overall) at Ohio Wesleyan (0-3 Overall)

Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 - 3 pm - Branch Rickey Arena, Delaware, Ohio

Saturday's Contest: The No. 7-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team will travel to Delaware to take on Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday evening  ... The Polar Bears are coming off of their second consecutive victory as Northern defeated area-rival Defiance 69-49 on Tuesday evening ... In that contest senior Amy Bullimore posted her 22nd career double-double as she scored 17 points and added 10 rebounds and senior Lindsey Black added 12 points for ONU ... Bullimore recently surpassed the 1,000-point plateau to become the 15th athlete in school history to score 1,000 points ... Her 1,039 career points currently rank 13th best in school history ... Through its first three contests, Northern is led by Bullimore's 15.7 points per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game ... The senior also has a team-best seven blocks ... Bullimore currently leads the Ohio Athletic Conference in points per contest and blocks, and ranks third in the conference in rebounds per game ... Junior Jenna Dirksen currently ranks second on the team with 9.0 points per contest and leads the team with nine assists, while Black ranks second on the team with seven assists ... Sophomore Abby Weeks currently has a team and OAC-best eight steals ... Freshman Sydney Ward currently ranks second on the team with 6.0 rebounds per game ... The Bishops enter the contest after dropping their first contests of the 2017-18 season ... OWU junior Erin Delaney currently leads the team with 15.0 points per game, while sophomore Elea Karras ranks second on the team with 10.0 points per contest ... Sophomore Nicole Popovich currently ranks first on the team with 12.3 rebounds per game and averages a team-best 35.7 minutes per contest.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.7 ppg, 2.3 apg)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (2.7 ppg, 22.0 mpg)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.0 ppg, 3.0 apg)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (2.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (15.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg)

ONU Returning Statistical Leaders

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Bullimore 15.7   1. Bullimore 8.3   1. Brock 3   1. Dirksen 9   1. Weeks 8
2. Dirksen 9.0   2. Ward 6.0   2.  Kirkbride 2   2. Black 7   2. Dirksen 3
3. Black 8.7   3. Mescher 5.0   3. 4 tied 1   3. Kirkbride 6     Brock

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All-Time Series: ONU leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 16-9 margin ... The Polar Bears have won the last two matchups and five of the last six contests ... Northern owns an 8-2 record all-time on the road.

ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 16th season at ONU with a 277-159 record, a winning percentage of .635 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).