Women's Basketball: #10 Ohio Northern (17-1 Overall, 11-0 OAC) at Capital (9-9 Overall, 5-6 OAC)

Women's Basketball: #10 Ohio Northern (17-1 Overall, 11-0 OAC) at Capital (9-9 Overall, 5-6 OAC)

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 - 3 pm - Performance Arena, Bexley, Ohio

Saturday's Contest: Ohio Northern enters Saturday's matchup ranked No. 10 nationally in the latest D3Hoops.com poll and riding a 17-game winning streak ... Northern is coming off of a 71-48 victory over Wilmington on Wednesday evening at the ONU Sports Center ... Senior Amy Bullimore and sophomore Emily Mescher led the way for the Polar Bears as Bullimore tallied a game-high 20 points and also pulled down a game-best 12 rebounds, while Mescher added 10 points and grabbed seven boards for Northern ... ONU has now won 27 straight regular season Ohio Athletic Conference contests dating back to the 2015-16 campaign, where it fell to No. 17-ranked Capital on Jan. 23, 2016 ... With 12 rebounds during the contest, Bullimore is now five rebounds shy of tying former ONU standout Robin Patterson ('81-'84) as ONU's all-time leading rebounder and needs just six boards to break the 34-year old record ... Through 18 games this season, Bullimore currently leads the team and ranks second in the OAC in both points per contest (16.5) and rebounds per game (9.9) ... Junior Jenna Dirksen ranks second on the team with 9.2 ppg and senior Lindsey Black ranks third on the team with 7.9 ppg ... Bullimore also leads the team and ranks third in the OAC in field goal percentage, shooting .545 from the field ... The senior also leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 35 blocks this season ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting a solid .408 from downtown ... Dirksen currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 59 assists this season ... Kirkbride and fellow senior Courtney Cramer are tied for first on the team with 20 3-point field goals each this season ... Capital enters the contest after defeating Muskingum on the road Wednesday evening ... Junior Erin Risner and freshman Elle Folan currently lead the team with 10.7 points per contest each ... Folan leads the team with 43 three point field goals and ranks fourth in the conference in the category ... Defensively, sophomore Regan Stonerock leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 8.3 rebounds per contest, while Risner currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 28 steals. 

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (7.9 ppg, 37 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (6.7 ppg, 20 3PT FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.2 ppg, 59 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (3.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (16.5 ppg, 9.9 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals       Blocks  
1. Bullimore 16.5   1. Bullimore 9.9   1. Kirkbride 20   1. Dirksen 59   1. Dirksen 23   1. Bullimore 35
2. Dirksen 9.2   2. Wyss 5.6     Cramer 20   2. Kirkbride 48     Bullimore 23   2. Dirksen 7
3. Black 7.9   3. Mescher 3.9   3. Manley 16   3.  Black 37   3. Weeks

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Wyss

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All-Time Series: Capital owns a 51-37 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools ... Northern has won three straight in the series, including a 64-38 victory at the ONU Sports Center on Dec. 2 of this season ... ONU has won eight of the last 10 contests.

ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 17th season at ONU with a 291-159 record, a winning percentage of .647 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).