Women's Basketball: Ohio Northern (1-0 Overall) at Wisconsin Lutheran Tournament

Women's Basketball: Ohio Northern (1-0 Overall) at Wisconsin Lutheran Tournament

Friday-Saturday, November 22-23, 2019, 8/2 p.m. - Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Friday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's basketball team battles Wisconsin Lutheran at 8 p.m. (EST) as part of the Wisconsin Lutheran Tournament in Milwaukee, Wisconsin … The Polar Bears will wrap up tournament play against Wisconsin-Oshkosh Saturday at 2 p.m. (EST) … The Polar Bears opened the season last week with a 59-49 victory at Anderson, Ind. … In that game, senior Abby Weeks paced the Polar Bears, pouring in 11 points to go alongside four rebounds and two assists … Junior Sydney Ward came off the bench to chip in 10 points, six rebounds and two steals … Senior Emily Mescher added eight points and team-best eight rebounds, while sophomore Kate Iliff had eight points and seven boards … Northern hung its collective hat on the defensive end of the floor, limiting Anderson to just 30.6 percent shooting (15 of 49) from the floor … Wisconsin Lutheran comes into the contest at 2-1, having won its last two games … Jenna Mace paces the Warriors with 14.3 points per game, while Amanda Brug and Kelly Tramburg add 13.3 points per contest apiece … Wisconsin Lutheran averages 66 points per game and surrenders 62 points per contest … Wisconsin-Oshkosh comes into the tournament at 2-1 on the season … The Titans are averaging 72 points per game and surrendering 61 points per game … Leah Porath paces Wisconsin Oshkosh, collecting 22 points per game. 

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #15 Abby Weeks, Sr. (11 ppg, 4 rpg)

G - #20 Lexi Jacobs, So. (4 ppg, 1 rpg)

G - #22 Jaclyn Yankle, Sr. (0 ppg, 3 rpg)

F - #24 Martrina Parks, Sr. (0 ppg, 2 rpg)

F - #34 Emily Mescher, Sr. (8 ppg, 8 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Weeks 11.0   1. Mescher 8.0   1. Brock 2   1. Serbin 6.0   1. Ward 2.0
2. Ward 10.0   2.  Iliff 7.0   1.  Hale 2   2.  Brock 2.0   2. 5 Tied 1.0
3. 2 Tied 8.0   3. Ward  6.0   1.  Iliff 2   2.  Weeks 2.0        
                        2. Yankle 2.0        

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern and Wisconsin Lutheran have never met before … The Polar Bears have also never played Wisconsin-Oshkosh. 

Head Coach Michele Durand: Durand will enter her 19th season at the helm of the Ohio Northern women's basketball team as the all-time winningest coach in program history …. She lays claim to a 314-176 record, a .641 winning percentage.