Women's Basketball: Otterbein (15-8 Overall, 11-5 OAC) at #21 Ohio Northern (20-3 Overall, 14-2 OAC)

Women's Basketball: Otterbein (15-8 Overall, 11-5 OAC) at #21 Ohio Northern (20-3 Overall, 14-2 OAC)

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Wednesday's Contest: The No. 21-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team will host Otterbein at the ONU Sports Center on Wednesday evening as it celebrates Senior Night ... Northern will recognize seniors Amy Bullimore, Cheyenne Raker, Lindsey Black, Courtney Cramer and Alexis Kirkbride prior to the contest ... The Polar Bears dropped six spots to No. 21 in the latest D3Hoops.com poll after posting a 1-1 record last week ... The Polar Bears own a top-2 seed in next weeks OAC Tournament and will host a quarterfinal matchup at the ONU Sports Center on Tuesday evening ... With a victory over Otterbein, Northern can clinch at least a share of the OAC Regular Season title ... Bullimore currently paces the Polar Bears through 23 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 (.550) ... Bullimore also leads the team and is tied for first in the OAC with 42 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 69 assists ... Kirkbride currently has a team-best 27 three point field goals this season, while junior Tori Wyss' 5.3 rebounds per contest ranks second on the team ... Kirkbride also ranks third in the OAC and leads the team, shooting .429 from 3-point range ... Northern is currently tied for 16th nationally as a team, allowing opposing teams to score only 50.3 points per game ... Otterbein enters the contest riding an 8-game winning streak ... Senior Kiersten Taylor currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 14.4 points per contest ... Sophomore Abbie Scholz leads the team and currently ranks fourth in the OAC, averaging 8.0 rebounds per contest ... Junior Ali Cartnal currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC in both steals (36) and assists (72) ... Junior Dani Kissel is currently second on the team in scoring at 12.5 ppg, while Cartnal is third on the team with 11.9 ppg.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (7.9 ppg, 48 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (6.2 ppg, 26 3PT FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.3 ppg, 69 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (3.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (16.6 ppg, 9.7 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals       Blocks  
1. Bullimore 16.6   1. Bullimore 9.7   1. Kirkbride 27   1. Dirksen 69   1. Dirksen 31   1. Bullimore 42
2. Dirksen 9.3   2. Wyss 5.3   2.  Cramer 26   2. Kirkbride 61   2.  Bullimore 29   2. Dirksen 8
3. Black 7.9   3. Mescher 4.0   3. Manley 20   3.  Black 48   3. Weeks







All-Time Series: Northern owns a 51-30 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools ... The Polar Bears won the first matchup of the season in Westerville 66-42 ... ONU has won 16 straight in the series.

ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 17th season at ONU with a 294-161 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.).