Women's Basketball: Ohio Northern (3-0 Overall) at Defiance (0-2 Overall)

Women's Basketball: Ohio Northern (3-0 Overall) at Defiance (0-2 Overall)

Tuesday, November 25, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - Karl H. Weaner Center, Defiance, Ohio  

Tuesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's basketball team remains on the road, traveling to Defiance Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. contest … The Polar Bears are fresh off a 2-0 performance at the Wisconsin Lutheran Tournament, which improved them to 3-0 on the season … Northern outscored the Warriors and Titans by a combined tally of 129-99 … Senior Emily Mescher led the way for ONU with a pair of 14-point performances … She's averaging a team-high 12 points per game to go alongside 5.7 rebounds per contest … Senior Abby Weeks and sophomores Lexi Jacobs and Jaidyn Hale also enjoyed double-digit scoring efforts in Wisconsin … Weeks is stuffing the stat sheet, averaging 11 points, 3.3 rebounds and two assists per game in 2019 … Jacobs and Hale chip in 9.7 and 7.7 points per contest, respectively … The Polar Bears, as a team, pour in 62.7 points per game, connecting on 42 percent of their field-goal attempts and 34.4 percent of their 3-point shots … Northern is allowing opponents to score just 49.4 points per contest … The Lady Jackets have gotten off to a bumpy 0-2 start this season with losses to Olivet (Mich) and St. Mary's (Ind.) … Defiance is averaging 51.5 points per game and surrendering 60 points per contest … Taylor Day paces the Lady Jackets, recording 14.5 points per game. 

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #15 Abby Weeks, Sr. (11 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2 apg)

G - #20 Lexi Jacobs, So. (9.7 ppg, 1 rpg)

G - #22 Jaclyn Yankle, Sr. (1.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg)

F - #24 Martrina Parks, Sr. (0.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg)

F - #34 Emily Mescher, Sr. (12 ppg, 5.7 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Mescher 12.0   1. Iliff 6.3   1. Hale 7   1. Serbin 4.0   1. Iliff 1.3
2. Weeks 11.0   2.  Mescher 5.7   2.  Brock 4   2.  Weeks 2.0   2. 3 Tied 1.0
3. Jacobs  9.7   3. Ward  4.7   3.  Weeks 3   3.  Brock 1.7        

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern owns a 22-3 all-time record versus Defiance … The Polar Bears — who are 7-2 in Defiance — have won eight in a row in the series, which includes a 90-45 victory last season in Ada. 

Head Coach Michele Durand: Durand is in 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 316-176 record, a .642 winning percentage.