Women's Basketball: Capital (9-7 Overall, 4-5 OAC) at Ohio Northern (12-4 Overall, 6-3 OAC)

Women's Basketball: Capital (9-7 Overall, 4-5 OAC) at Ohio Northern (12-4 Overall, 6-3 OAC)

Saturday, January 25, 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 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:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Mescher 10.5   1. Mescher 5.6   1. Brock 22   1. Serbin 2.1   1. Serbin 2.1
2. Weeks 8.9   2.  Ward 4.6   1.  Serbin 22   2.  Jacobs 1.6   2. Yankle 1.3
3. Jacobs  7.3   3. Weeks 3.5   3.  Hale 15   2.  Hale 1.6   3.  Weeks   0.9

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.