Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 - 7:3o pm - Ursprung Gymnasium, Berea, Ohio
Wednesday's Contest: Ohio Northern enters Wednesday evening's matchup at Baldwin Wallace ranked No. 15 in the ninth weekly D3Hoops.com poll released on Monday evening ... Northern fell five spots from the eighth weekly edition of the poll as it dropped its last contest at Capital 84-76 ... The loss stopped a 17-game winning streak for the Polar Bears and was ONU's first regular season Ohio Athletic Conference loss since it fell to No. 17-ranked Capital on Jan. 23, 2016 ... In ONU's loss at Capital, senior Amy Bullimore became ONU's all-time leading rebounder as she posted 19 points and 12 rebounds ... Bullimore is now ONU's all-time leading scorer and rebounder ... Through 19 games this season Bullimore leads the team and OAC with 16.6 points per game and leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 10.0 rebounds per contest ... Bullimore's .549 field goal percentage leads the team and ranks third best in the OAC ... The senior also leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 36 blocks ... Junior Jenna Dirksen currently ranks second on the team with 9.4 ppg, while senior Lindsey Black is third with 8.3 ppg ... Junior Tori Wyss currently ranks second on the team with 5.6 rebounds per contest, while Dirksen leads the team and is tied for fifth in the OAC with 62 assists ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride currently ranks first on the team with 22 three point field goals ... As a team, Northern ranks 15th in the country, allowing the opposing team to score only 50.6 points per game ... Baldwin Wallace enters the contest winners of four of its last five contests ... The Yellow Jackets are led offensively this season by junior Hannah Fecht's 11.3 points per contest, while sophomore Riley Schill is also averaging double-figures at 11.0 ppg ... Defensively, Fecht ranks first on the team with 6.1 rebounds per game ... Senior Katie Smith currently leads the team and OAC in 3-point FG percentage (.516), while sophomore Mary Schentur is second on the team and in the OAC, shooting .477 from 3-point range, and Fecht is third on the team and fourth in the OAC, shooting .421 from 3-point range ... Schill currently leads the conference with 79 assists, while junior Rachel Womeldorf leads the team and is tied for fourth in the OAC with 17 blocks.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.3 ppg, 38 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (6.4 ppg, 20 3PT FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.4 ppg, 62 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (3.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (16.6 ppg, 10.0 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders
All-Time Series: BW leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 39-33 margin ... ONU won the first matchup of the season at the ONU Sports Center 61-55 in an overtime thriller ... The Polar Bears have won six of the last seven matchups in the series.
ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 17th season at ONU with a 291-160 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.).