Women's Basketball: #15 Ohio Northern (6-1 Overall, 2-0 OAC) at Mount Union (3-4 Overall, 1-1 OAC)

Women's Basketball: #15 Ohio Northern (6-1 Overall, 2-0 OAC) at Mount Union (3-4 Overall, 1-1 OAC)

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 - 3 pm - The MAAC, Alliance, Ohio

Saturday's Contest: The Polar Bears enter Saturday afternoon's contest ranked No. 15 in the latest D3Hoops.com poll and are currently riding a six-game winning streak ... Northern is coming off of a 65-44 victory over Wilmington on Wednesday evening ... Junior Tori Wyss scored a career-high 14 points and senior Amy Bullimore had her fourth double-double of the season and the 25th of her career with 13 points and 10 rebounds for ONU ... Senior Courtney Cramer chipped in 10 points for Ohio Northern ... Bullimore currently leads the team and ranks third in the Ohio Athletic Conference in both points per game (15.3) and rebounds per game (9.3) ... The senior currently ranks ninth all-time on ONU's scoring list 1,099 career points ... Bullimore also leads the OAC with 20 blocks and ranks third all-time at ONU with 142 career blocks ... She is one block short of tying former Polar Bear Jordan Kimes for second all-time ... Bullimore is currently tied for 15th nationally with 20 blocks this season ... Senior Lindsey Black currently ranks second on the team with 7.7 points per contest, while Cramer ranks third on the team with 7.4 points per contest ... Junior Jenna Dirksen currently leads the team and is tied for second in the OAC with 24 assists this season ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride currently leads the conference, shooting an impressive .625 from 3-point range ... Wyss and freshman Sydney Ward are currently tied for second on the team with 4.3 rebounds per contest ... Mount Union enters the contest after snapping a 4-game losing skid with a 69-66 victory over John Carroll ... Through sevens games, the Purple Raiders have three athletes averaging double-figures ... Junior Rachel Tinkey currently leads the team with 12.1 points per game, senior Casey Morrissette ranks second on the team with 10.7 ppg, and junior Jaime Sanborn ranks third with 10.4 ppg ... Junior Renee DeFord currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC, shooting .607 from the field, while Sanborn is second on the team and fifth in the OAC shooting .594 from the field ... Sanborn ranks first on the team in rebounds per contest, while DeFord leads the team and ranks third in the OAC with eight blocks.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (7.7 ppg, 2.6 apg)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (7.4 ppg, 6 3-pt FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (6.7 ppg, 24 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (4.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (15.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals       Blocks  
1. Bullimore 15.3   1. Bullimore 9.3   1. Kirkbride 10   1. Dirksen 24   1. Bullimore 10   1. Bullimore 20
2. Black 7.7   2. Wyss 4.3   2.  Cramer 6   2. Black 18   2. Weeks 9   2. Dirksen 4
3. Cramer 7.4     Ward 4.3   3. Brock 4     Kirkbride 18   3.  Dirksen



Four tied




All-Time Series: ONU leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 40-33 margin ... Northern has won 11 straight contests and has swept the season series in five straight seasons ... MtU is 20-15 all-time when playing at friendly confines.

ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 16th season at ONU with a 281-159 record, a winning percentage of .639 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).