Saturday, January 25, 2020, 3 p.m. - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's basketball team returns home, playing host to Capital at 3 p.m. inside the ONU Sports Center … The Polar Bears — who have won two in a row and are a perfect 4-0 at home this season — own a 12-4 overall record, which includes a 6-3 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play … On Wednesday, Northern edged Otterbein 51-50 in Westerville … In that game, senior Emily Mescher paced the Polar Bears pouring in 14 points … She leads ONU this season, averaging 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game … Fellow senior Abby Weeks adds 8.9 points per contest, while sophomore Lexi Jacobs and freshman Brynn Serbin chip in 7.3 and 6.5 points per game … Serbin also logs a team-best 2.1 assists per contest … ONU averages 61.2 points per contest, connecting on 39.3 percent of its field-goal attempts and 29.3 percent of its 3-pointers … The Polar Bears also get it done on the defensive end, surrendering 53.3 points per game … Capital lays claim to a 9-7 overall record, which includes a 4-5 mark in OAC action … Emma Burns paces the Crusaders, registering 12.4 points per contest, while Regan Stonerock and Cassidy Bosch chip in 9.8 and 9.6 points per game, respectively … Capital averages 67.4 points per contest, while allowing foes to score 62.6 points per game.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #13 Jaidyn Hale, So. (5.1 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.6 apg)
G - #20 Lexi Jacobs, So. (7.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.6 apg)
G - #22 Jaclyn Yankle, Sr. (4.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.3 spg)
G - #23 Kate Iliff, So. (3.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg)
F - #34 Emily Mescher, Sr. (10.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.4 apg)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern owns a 36-55 all-time record versus Capital … The Polar Bears — who are 24-17 all-time against the Crusaders in Ada — have dropped the last four games against Capital, most recently falling 53-38 Dec. 14 in Columbus.
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 324-180 record, a .643 winning percentage.