Women's Basketball: Heidelberg (4-17 Overall, 2-12 OAC) at #15 Ohio Northern (19-2 Overall, 13-1 OAC)

Women's Basketball: Heidelberg (4-17 Overall, 2-12 OAC) at #15 Ohio Northern (19-2 Overall, 13-1 OAC)

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 - 7:30 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Wednesday's Contest: The No. 15-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team enters Wednesday evening's contest after defeating Muskingum 70-36 at the ONU Sports Center on Saturday afternoon ... The Polar Bears remained ranked No. 15 in the latest D3Hoops.com poll after posting a 2-0 record last week ... With a victory over Heidelberg on Wednesday, Northern can clinch one of the top two seeds in the OAC Tournament ... Senior Amy Bullimore currently paces the Polar Bears through 21 games this season as she leads the team and Ohio Athletic Conference in points per contest (16.8) and rebounds per game (10.0) ... The senior also ranks fourth in the OAC in field goal percentage (.543) ... Bullimore also leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 38 blocks this season ... Junior Jenna Dirksen currently ranks second on the team with 9.3 ppg and leads the team and ranks sixth in the OAC with 65 assists ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride currently has a team-best 24 three point field goals this season, while junior Tori Wyss' 5.4 rebounds per contest ranks second on the team ... Kirkbride also ranks second in the OAC and leads the team, shooting .421 from 3-point range ... Northern ranks 10th nationally as a team, allowing opposing teams to score only 46.7 points per game ... Heidelberg enters the contest riding an 8-game losing streak ... The Student Princes are led offensively by junior Alyssa Riley and sophomore Madelyn Crawford's 10.4 ppg ... Crawford currently leads the team and is tied for first in the OAC with 10.0 rebounds per contest ... Crawford also leads the conference with 43 blocks this season ... Junior Aianna Wilson currently has a team-best 58 assists and also leads the team with 31 steals this season.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.3 ppg, 41 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (6.1 ppg, 21 3PT FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.3 ppg, 65 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (3.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (16.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals       Blocks  
1. Bullimore 16.8   1. Bullimore 10.0   1. Kirkbride 24   1. Dirksen 67   1. Dirksen 27   1. Bullimore 38
2. Dirksen 9.3   2. Wyss 5.4   2.  Cramer 21   2. Kirkbride 57   2.  Bullimore 26   2. Dirksen 7
3. Black 8.3   3. Mescher 3.7   3. Manley 19   3.  Black 41   3. Weeks

19

  3.

Wyss

4
                                         

Black

4

All-Time Series: Northern owns a 45-26 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools ... The Polar Bears won the first matchup of the season in Tiffin 67-44 ... ONU has won 18 straight in the all-time series, dating back to the 2009 season.

ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 17th season at ONU with a 293-160 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.).