Women's Basketball: #15 Ohio Northern (20-2 Overall, 14-1 OAC) at John Carroll (5-17 Overall, 3-12 OAC)

Women's Basketball: #15 Ohio Northern (20-2 Overall, 14-1 OAC) at John Carroll (5-17 Overall, 3-12 OAC)

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 - 3 pm - Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center, University Heights, Ohio

Saturday's Contest: The No. 15-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team will travel to University Heights to take on John Carroll on Saturday afternoon ... The Polar Bears remained ranked No. 15 in the latest D3Hoops.com poll after posting a 2-0 record last week ... Northern clinched one of the top two seeds in the OAC Tournament on Wednesday evening after downing Heidelberg 90-44 at the ONU Sports Center on Wednesday evening ... Senior Amy Bullimore currently paces the Polar Bears through 22 games this season as she leads the team and ranks second in the Ohio Athletic Conference in points per contest (16.6), rebounds per game (9.7), and field goal percentage (.547) ... Bullimore also leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 39 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 68 assists ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride currently has a team-best 26 three point field goals this season, while junior Tori Wyss' 5.4 rebounds per contest ranks second on the team ... Kirkbride also ranks third in the OAC and leads the team, shooting .433 from 3-point range ... Northern ranks 10th nationally as a team, allowing opposing teams to score only 49.5 points per game ... John Carroll enters the contest after dropping six of its last seven games ... The Blue Streaks are led this season by freshman Nicole Heffington's 15.5 points per contest ... Heffington currently ranks third in the OAC in the category ... Junior Chelbi Graham also averages double figures for JCU with 10.4 ppg ... Heffington also leads the team with 7.7 rebounds per contest, while Graham ranks second with 7.3 rpg ... Junior Kahrin Spear currently leads the team and is tied for third in the conference with 84 assists this season.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.0 ppg, 46 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (6.4 ppg, 25 3PT FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.3 ppg, 68 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (3.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (16.6 ppg, 9.7 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals       Blocks  
1. Bullimore 16.7   1. Bullimore 9.7   1. Kirkbride 26   1. Dirksen 69   1. Bullimore 28   1. Bullimore 39
2. Dirksen 9.3   2. Wyss 5.4   2.  Cramer 25   2. Kirkbride 59   2.  Dirksen 27   2. Dirksen 8
3. Black 8.0   3. Mescher 3.9   3. Manley 19   3.  Black 46   3. Weeks

20

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Wyss

4
                                         

Black

4

All-Time Series: Northern owns a 40-23 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools ... The Polar Bears won the first matchup of the season in Ada 75-37 ... ONU has won five straight in the series, and six of the last seven matchups.

ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 17th season at ONU with a 294-160 record, a winning percentage of .648 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).