Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 - 3 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, 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 seven-game winning streak ... Northern is coming off of a 63-52 victory over Mount Union on Saturday afternoon ... Senior Amy Bullimore scored a game-best 15 points, added four rebounds and three blocks, while senior Lindsey Black chipped in 10 points for ONU ... With 145 career blocks, Bullimore now moves into second place all-time at ONU for blocks in her career ... Bullimore currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the Ohio Athletic Conference with 15.3 ppg, and leads the team and ranks third in the OAC in rebounds per game (9.3) ... The senior currently ranks eighth all-time on ONU's scoring list 1,114 career points ... Bullimore also leads the OAC with 23 blocks and ranks second all-time at ONU with 145 career blocks ... Bullimore is currently tied for 18th nationally with 23 blocks this season ... Black currently ranks second on the team with 8.0 points per contest, while Cramer ranks third on the team with 7.3 points per contest ... Junior Jenna Dirksen currently leads the team and is fourth in the OAC with 27 assists this season ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride currently leads the conference, shooting an impressive .647 from 3-point range ... Junior Tori Wyss ranks second on the team with 4.5 rpg, while freshman Sydney Ward is currently third on the team with 4.3 rebounds per contest ... John Carroll enters the contest on a 3-game losing skid ... The Blue Streaks are led this season by freshman Nicole Heffington's 15.6 ppg ... The freshman currently ranks second in the OAC in the category ... Heffington is averaging a double-double as she leads the OAC with 10.3 rebounds per contest ... Heffington leads the team and ranks second in the OAC in 3-point FG percentage (.550) ... Junior Kahrin Spear currently leads the team and ranks third in the OAC with 28 assists.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.0 ppg, 19 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (7.3 ppg, 7 3-pt FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (7.0 ppg, 27 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (3.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (15.3 ppg, 8.6 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders
All-Time Series: ONU leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 39-23 margin ... Northern has won four straight contests and has swept the season series in the last two seasons.
ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 16th season at ONU with a 282-159 record, a winning percentage of .640 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).