Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 - 3 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Contest: Saturday's matchup at the ONU Sports Center features a battle of top-20 and undefeated Ohio Athletic Conference opponents as the No. 18-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team welcomes No. 18-ranked Marietta ... The two teams are currently tied for first place in the OAC with a 5-0 record ... Northern is coming off of a 66-42 victory over Otterbein ... In that contest, senior Amy Bullimore had a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead the way for ONU ... Senior Lindsey Black chipped in 10 poiunts for ONU ... Bullimore's double-double is her sixth of the season and the 27th of her career ... Bullimore moved into fifth place all-time on ONU's scoring list, climbing to 1,175 career points ... Bullimore is currently averaging a double-double for the Polar Bears, leading the team and ranking second in the OAC in ppg (15.3) and leading the team and conference with 10.0 rebounds per contest ... The senior's 28 blocks also lead the team and OAC and is tied for 22nd nationally ... Junior Jenna Dirksen ranks second on the team with 9.0 points per contest, and has a team-leading 38 assists, which ranks fourth-best in the OAC ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC, shooting .429 from 3-point range ... Junior Tori Wyss ranks second on the team in rebounding with 5.6 boards per contest ... Defensively, Ohio Northern ranks eighth nationally, allowing only 47.1 ppg ... Marietta enters the contest undefeated and ranked No. 18 nationally ... Seniors Brooke Borich and Amisha Herd currently rank 1-2 on the team in scoring with 13.8 and 11.8 ppg, respectively ... Junior Corrie Burkhardt currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 8.4 rpg and is shooting an OAC-best .634 from the field ... Herd currently leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 49 assists and leads the conference in 3-point FG percentage (.500) and steals (40) ... Burkhardt currently ranks second in the OAC with 25 steals.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.4 ppg, 27 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (7.2 ppg, 13 3PT FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.0 ppg, 38 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (3.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (15.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders
All-Time Series: Northern owns a 53-16 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools ... The Polar Bears have won seven straight contests and 23 of the last 24 matchups.
ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 16th season at ONU with a 285-159 record, a winning percentage of .642 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).