Women's Basketball: #15 Ohio Northern (5-1 Overall, 1-0 OAC) at Wilmington (4-1 Overall, 1-0 OAC)

Women's Basketball: #15 Ohio Northern (5-1 Overall, 1-0 OAC) at Wilmington (4-1 Overall, 1-0 OAC)

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 - 7:30 pm - Fred Raizk Arena, Wilmington, Ohio

Wednesday's Contest: The No. 15-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team enters Wednesday evening's contest winners of five straight ... The Polar Bears are coming off of a 64-38 victory over Capital in their Ohio Athletic Conference opener at the ONU Sports Center ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride poured in a career-best 15 points and was a blistering 5-for-6 from the 3-point line, tallying a career-high 15 points to lead the Polar Bears offensively ... Senior Amy Bullimore posted her third double-double in the last four games with 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds ... The senior also added a game-best four blocks ... Senior Lindsey Black added 10 points for the Polar Bears ... Through six games this season, Bullimore leads the team and ranks third in the OAC with 15.7 points per contest ... The senior ranks 11th all-time on ONU's all-time scoring list ... Her 9.2 rebounds per game lead the team and also ranks third best in the OAC ... Black currently ranks second on the team with 8.3 ppg, while junior Jenna Dirksen is third on the team with 7.0 ppg ... Kirkbride currently has a team-best 10 three point field goals and leads the team and is tied for first in the OAC shooting .625 from 3-point range ... Junior Tori Wyss and freshman Sydney Ward are currently tied for second on the team with 4.3 rebounds per contest ... Dirksen's 20 assists currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC ... Bullimore leads the team and OAC with 16 blocks ... Wilmington enters the contest after winning four of its first five contests ... The Quakers are coming off of a 75-67 victory over Mount Union in their OAC opener ... The Quakers currently have three athletes averaging double-figures as junior Mackenzie Campbell leads the team with 12.2 ppg, senior Savannah Hooper is second with 10.8 ppg, and freshman McKayla Binkley ranks third on the team with 10.2 ppg ... Campbell currently leads the team and OAC from the free throw line, shooting a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe this season ... Hooper currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC, shooting .529 from 3-point range ... Defensively, senior Emily Harman leads the team with 6.2 rebounds per game.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.3 ppg, 3.0 apg)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (7.0 ppg, 6 3-pt FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (6.7 ppg, 3.3 apg)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (2.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (15.7 ppg, 9.2 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Bullimore 15.7   1. Bullimore 9.2   1. Kirkbride 10   1. Dirksen 20   1. Weeks 9
2. Black 8.3   2. Wyss 4.3   2.  Cramer 6   2. Black 18   2. Bullimore 8
3. Cramer 7.0     Ward 4.3   3. Brock 4   3. Kirkbride 15   3.  Cramer

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All-Time Series: Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 25-22 margin ... The Polar Bears have won seven straight in the series and 16 of the last 17 contests ... Wilmington is 12-8 all-time against ONU on their home court.

ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 16th season at ONU with a 280-159 record, a winning percentage of .638 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).