Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 - 3 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Satruday's Contest: The Polar Bears open the back half of their double round-robin Ohio Athletic Conference slate as they welcome Mount Union to the ONU Sports Center ... Northern claimed the first meeting between the two teams this season 63-52 in Alliance ... Northern enters the contest ranked No. 10 in the latest D3Hoops.com poll ... The Polar Bears are currently riding a 15-game winning streak after falling in their season opener ... ONU is coming off of a 67-44 victory over Heidelberg ... In that contest, senior Amy Bullimore became ONU's all-time leading scorer, passing former Polar Bear standout Morgan (Dumbaugh) Bass's record of 1,242 points ... Bullimore currently has 1,255 career points ... She is also 24 rebounds shy of becoming Ohio Northern's all-time leading rebounder ... The senior currently leads the team and OAC in ppg (16.4) and rpg (9.9) ... She also leads the conference and team with 33 blocks ... Junior Jenna Dirksen currently ranks second on the team with 9.6 ppg ... Dirksen also leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 52 assists ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC, shooting .405 from 3-point range ... Kirkbride and senior Courtney Cramer are tied for first place on the team with 17 3-point FG's made each ... Junior Tori Wyss currently ranks second on the team with 5.7 rebounds per contest ... A a team, Northern ranks 12th nationally, allowing 49.2 ppg ... Mount Union enters the contest after winning its last two contests ... The Purple Raiders are led by senior Casey Morrissette's 11.9 ppg, while junior Rachel Tinkey ranks second on the team with 11.6 ppg ... Junior Jaime Sanborn currently leads the team with 6.4 rebounds per contest, while junior Renee DeFord is second on the team with 5.5 rpg ... Junior Anna Alkire currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 54 rebounds.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.5 ppg, 33 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (6.6 ppg, 17 3PT FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.6 ppg, 52 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (3.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (16.4 ppg, 9.9 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders
All-Time Series: Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 41-33 margin ... ONU won the first contest between the two schools this season 63-52 and has won 12 straight in the series.
ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 16th season at ONU with a 289-159 record, a winning percentage of .645 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).