Saturday, January 11, 2020, 3 p.m. - Performance Court, New Concord, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's basketball team hits the road, traveling to Muskingum for a 3 p.m. tip on Performance Court in New Concord … The Polar Bears — who are riding a five-game win streak — own a 10-2 overall record, which includes a 4-1 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play … Northern is fresh off a 70-42 home win over Heidelberg … In that game, junior Sydney Ward paced the Polar Bears, pouring in 12 points … Senior Emily Mescher leads ONU for the 2019-20 season, averaging 10.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game … Senior Abby Weeks adds 8.6 points per contest, while sophomore Lexi Jacobs and freshman Brynn Serbin chip in 6.3 and 5.8 points per game … Serbin also records a team-best 2.2 assists per contest … The Polar Bears average 62.3 points per game, connecting on 40.4 percent of their field-goal attempts and 30.7 percent of their 3-pointers … ONU gets it done on the defensive end, as well, holding foes to 52.5 points per game … Muskingum — which has dropped eight in a row — lays claim to a 2-8 overall record, which includes an 0-5 mark in OAC play … The Muskies average 63.7 points per game, connecting on 37.2 percent of their field-goal attempts and 31.9 percent of their shots from beyond the 3-point arc … Olivia Lang paces Muskingum, averaging 10.7 points per game, while Emily Yeager isn't far behind, chipping in 10.2 points per contest … The Muskies allow opponents to score 73.7 points per game.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #15 Abby Weeks, Sr. (8.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.5 apg)
G - #20 Lexi Jacobs, So. (7.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.7 apg)
G - #22 Jaclyn Yankle, Sr. (4.6 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.3 spg)
F - #24 Martrina Parks, Sr. (1.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.0 apg)
F - #34 Emily Mescher, Sr. (10.9 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.6 apg)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
|3.||Jacobs||7.1||3.||2 Tied||3.6||3.||Hale||14||3.||Jacobs||1.7||3.||2 Tied||1.0|
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern owns a 46-39 all-time record versus Muskingum … The Polar Bears — who are 17-25 in New Concord — have won 17 in a row in the series, winning last year's two matchups by a combined 35 points.
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 323-178 record, a .645 winning percentage.