Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Wednesday's Contest: The Polar Bears enter Wednesday evening's Ohio Athletic Conference matchup with Wilmington at the ONU Sports Center after defeating Mount Union on Saturday afternoon 59-43 ... With the win, ONU swept the regular season series and won its 13th straight against MtU ... Northern enters the contest ranked No. 10 in the latest D3Hoops.com poll ... The Polar Bears are currently riding a 16-game winning streak after falling in their season opener ... ONU defeated Wilmington on the road during its first matchup with the Quakers 65-44 ... In ONU's victory over Mount Union, senior Amy Bullimore led the way offensively for Northern as she tallied a team-best 14 points and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds ... Junior Tori Wyss also grabbed seven rebounds for the Polar Bears, while junior Alyssa Manley scored a career-high 13 points ... Bullimore currently leads the team and ranks second in the OAC in ppg (16.3) and rpg (9.8) ... She also leads the conference and team with 34 blocks ... Junior Jenna Dirksen currently ranks second on the team with 9.6 ppg ... Dirksen also leads the team and is tied for fourth in the OAC with 56 assists ... Senior Courtney Cramer currently leads the team with 19 made 3-point field goals, while senior Alexis Kirkbride ranks second on the team with eighteen 3-point field goals ... Junior Tori Wyss currently ranks second on the team with 5.8 rebounds per contest ... As a team, Northern ranks 11th nationally, allowing 48.8 ppg ... Wilmington enters the contest after defeating Heidelberg 68-65 on Saturday afternoon ... Junior Mackenzie Campbell currently leads the Quakers and ranks fifth in the OAC with 14.6 ppg ... Campbell also leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC shooting .836 from the free throw line ... Defensively, junior Emily Harman leads the team with 7.1 rebounds per contest, while Campbell is second on the team with 6.6 rpg ... Senior Savannah Hooper currently has a team-best 22 3-point FG's.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.3 ppg, 34 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (6.7 ppg, 19 3PT FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.6 ppg, 56 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (3.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (16.3 ppg, 9.8 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders
All-Time Series: Northern leads the all-time series by a 26-22 margin ... Northern won the first matchup this season 65-44 in Wilmington ... The Polar Bears have won eight straight in the series and 17 of the last 18 contests.
ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 17th season at ONU with a 290-159 record, a winning percentage of .646 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).