Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 7 p.m. - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's basketball team remains at home, playing host to Heidelberg at 7 p.m. inside the ONU Sports Center … The Polar Bears — who are 2-0 at home this season and riding a four-game win streak — own a 9-2 overall record, which includes a 3-1 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play … Northern is fresh off a 62-55 home win over John Carroll … In that game, the Polar Bears had a youth movement, as freshman Brynn Serbin netted a career-high 13 points, while junior Emily Brock and sophomore Jaidyn Hale added 10 points apiece … Senior Emily Mescher paces ONU this season, pouring in 11.7 points and corralling 5.8 rebounds per game … Fellow senior Abby Weeks averages 8.6 points per game, while sophomore Lexi Jacobs and Serbin chip in 6.7 and 6.4 points per contest … Serbin also leads the Polar Bears with 2.3 assists per game … Northern averages 61.5 points per game, connecting on 39.6 percent of its field-goal attempts and 31.3 percent of its 3-pointers … ONU gets it done on the defensive end, as well, holding foes to 53.5 points per game … Heidelberg — which has won its last two games — lays claim to a 5-6 overall record, which includes a 1-3 mark in OAC play … The Student Princes average 68 points per game and are led by Maddy Crawford who logs 15.2 points and 12.5 rebounds per contest … Brittanie Ulmer — this week's OAC Player of the Week — and Brooke Beamer add 14.8 and 13.1 points per game … Heidelberg allows opponents to score 64.8 points per contest.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #15 Abby Weeks, Sr. (8.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.5 apg)
G - #20 Lexi Jacobs, So. (6.7 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.4 apg)
G - #22 Jaclyn Yankle, Sr. (4.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.3 apg)
F - #24 Martrina Parks, Sr. (1.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg)
F - #34 Emily Mescher, Sr. (11.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern owns a 49-26 all-time record versus Heidelberg … The Polar Bears — who are 27-11 against the Student Princes in Ada — have won 27 of the last 29 meetings … The two squads split last season's matchups with each team winning on its home floor.
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 322-178 record, a .644 winning percentage.