Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 - 7:30 pm - Seiberling Gymnasium, Tiffin, Ohio
Wednesday's Contest: Wednesday evening's contest will be the ninth contest of Northern's double round-robin conference schedule as the Polar Bears travel to Tiffin to take on Heidelberg ... Northern enters the contest ranked No. 10 in the seventh weekly D3Hoops.com poll, as the top-11 teams remained unchanged in the poll from a week ago ... The Polar Bears are coming off of a 73-66 victory over Muskingum, in which they rallied from a 10 point halftime deficit ... Senior Amy Bullimore led Northern in that contest with a 19-point and nine rebound effort ... Junior Jenna Dirksen added 12 points and senior Courtney Cramer chipped in 11 points for Northern ... Bullimore climbed within three points of tying former Polar Bear Morgan Dumbaugh as ONU's all-time leading scorer, and also pulled within 30 rebounds of becoming Northern's all-time leading rebounder ... The senior leads the team and ranks second in the OAC in points per game (16.5) and rebounds per contest (10.2) ... Bullimore also has a league-best 30 blocks this season ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC, shooting .421 from 3-point range ... Dirken currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 50 assists ... The junior also ranks second on the team with 9.9 points per contest ... Heidelberg enters the contest after dropping its last two contests ... Sophomores Brittanie Ulmer and Madelyn Crawford rank first and second on the team with 12.6 and 11.9 points per contest, respectively ... Sophomore Madelyn Crawford currently leads the team and OAC with 10.3 rebounds per game and leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 28 blocks ... Junior Aianna Wilson currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the Ohio Athletic Conference with 48 assists.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.7 ppg, 32 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (6.7 ppg, 16 3PT FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.9 ppg, 50 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (3.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (16.5 ppg, 10.2 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders
All-Time Series: Northern leads the all-time series by a 44-26 margin ... The Polar Bears have won 17 straight in the series and have swept the season series for the past eight seasons.
ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 16th season at ONU with a 288-159 record, a winning percentage of .644 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).