Women's Basketball: John Carroll (9-1 Overall, 3-0 OAC) at Ohio Northern (8-2 Overall, 2-1 OAC)

Women's Basketball: John Carroll (9-1 Overall, 3-0 OAC) at Ohio Northern (8-2 Overall, 2-1 OAC)

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 3 p.m. - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio  

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Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's basketball team returns home, playing host to John Carroll at 3 p.m. inside the ONU Sports Center … The Polar Bears — who are 1-0 at home this season — own an 8-2 overall record, which includes a 2-1 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play … Northern is fresh off winning the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational … The Polar Bears capped the invitational, defeating host OWU 62-44 on Monday … In that game, senior Emily Mescher and sophomore Lexi Jacobs paced the Polar Bears with 14 points apiece … Mescher leads ONU averaging 12.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game … Abby Weeks adds 8.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest … Jacobs and freshman Brynn Serbin add 7.0 and 5.7 points per game, respectively … Serbin leads the Polar Bears with 2.2 assists per contest … Northern is averaging 61.5 points per game, connecting on 39.1 percent of its field-goal attempts and 31 percent of its shots from 3-point land … ONU gets it done on the defensive end of the floor, surrendering 53.3 points per contest … John Carroll — which is receiving votes in the D3hoops.com top 25 — lays claim to a 9-1 overall record, 3-0 in OAC play, and a seven-game win streak … The Blue Streaks are averaging 74.7 points per game and are led by Oliva Nagy who pours in 15.8 points per contest … John Carroll allows foes to score just 48.6 points per game. 

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #15 Abby Weeks, Sr. (8.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.6 apg)

G - #20 Lexi Jacobs, So. (7.0 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.6 apg)

G - #22 Jaclyn Yankle, Sr. (4.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg)

F - #24 Martrina Parks, Sr. (1.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg)

F - #34 Emily Mescher, Sr. (12.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Mescher 12.3   1. Mescher 5.9   1. Brock 14   1. Serbin 2.2   1. Serbin 1.7
2. Weeks 8.9   2.  Ward 4.2   2.  Hale 12   2.  Hale 1.8   2. Yankle 1.3
3. Jacobs  7.0   3. Weeks  3.9   2.  Serbin 12   3.  Weeks 1.6   3.  Weeks  0.9 

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern owns a 40-27 all-time record versus John Carroll … The Blue Streaks have won the last four in the series, which includes a 61-58 victory last season in the OAC Tournament Championship. 

Head Coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 19th season at the helm of the Ohio Northern women's basketball team … She's the all-time winningest coach in program history, laying claim to a 321-178 record, a .643 winning percentage.