Women's Basketball: Muskingum (6-14 Overall, 2-11 OAC) at #15 Ohio Northern (18-2 Overall, 12-1 OAC)

Women's Basketball: Muskingum (6-14 Overall, 2-11 OAC) at #15 Ohio Northern (18-2 Overall, 12-1 OAC)

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 - 3 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Saturday's Contest: The No. 15-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team enters Saturday afternoon's contest after rebounding from only its second loss of the season with a 65-46 victory on the road at Baldwin Wallace ... The Polar Bears slid five spots in the latest D3Hoops.com poll after falling at Capital ... Saturday's contest marks the annual Alumni Game, set to tipoff of 12 pm prior to ONU's matchup with Muskingum ... The contest will also be Northern's annual Breast Cancer Awareness game ... The Polar Bears will be selling baked goods for its "Bake a Difference" campaign prior to the contest and throughout the game ... ONU will also be raffling off gift baskets for $2 per ticket or 3 tickets for $5 ... All proceeds from the event will go to the Angels Wings foundation, an organization from Michigan that supports children who have lost a parent(s) from cancer ... Senior Amy Bullimore currently paces the Polar Bears through 20 games this season as she leads the team and ranks second in the Ohio Athletic Conference in points per contest (16.8), rebounds per game (9.9) and field goal percentage (.544) ... Bullimore also leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 37 blocks this season ... Junior Jenna Dirksen currently ranks second on the team with 9.4 ppg and leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 64 assists ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride currently has a team-best 23 three point field goals this season, while junior Tori Wyss' 5.4 rebounds per contest ranks second on the team ... Northern ranks 14th nationally as a team, allowing opposing teams to score only 50.4 ppg ... Muskingum enters the contest riding a 10-game losing skid ... The Fighting Muskies are led this season by senior Olivia Besancon's league-leading 16.9 ppg ... Senior Alexandra Carson currently ranks second on the team with 13.2 ppg and leads the team and ranks third in the OAC with 35 steals ... Senior forward Stephanie Clark currently leads the team defensively and ranks third in the OAC with 25 blocked shots ... Junior Dana Parkman currently leads the team with 8.1 rpg.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.4 ppg, 40 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (6.3 ppg, 20 3PT FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.4 ppg, 64 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (3.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (16.8 ppg, 9.9 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals       Blocks  
1. Bullimore 16.8   1. Bullimore 9.9   1. Kirkbride 23   1. Dirksen 64   1. Bullimore 26   1. Bullimore 37
2. Dirksen 9.4   2. Wyss 5.4   2.  Cramer 20   2. Kirkbride 53     Dirksen 26   2. Dirksen 7
3. Black 8.4   3. Mescher 3.8   3. Manley 17   3.  Black 40   3. Weeks







All-Time Series: Northern owns a 43-39 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools ... The Polar Bears won the first matchup of the season in New Concord 73-66 ... ONU has 14 straight in the all-time series, dating back to the 2011 season.

ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 17th season at ONU with a 292-160 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.).