Wednesday, January 29, 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 Wilmington at 7 p.m. inside the ONU Sports Center … The Polar Bears — who have won three in a row and are a perfect 5-0 at home this season — own a 13-4 overall record, which includes a 7-3 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play … On Saturday, Northern edged Capital 55-52 in Ada … In that game, senior Abby Weeks paced the Polar Bears with 13 points, while fellow senior Emily Mescher added 10 points … Mescher leads Northern, averaging 10.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game … Weeks logs 9.1 points per contest, while sophomore Lexi Jacobs and freshman Brynn Serbin chip in 7.1 and 6.4 points per game … Serbin also averages a team-best 2.1 assists per contest … ONU averages 60.8 points per game, connecting on 39.2 percent of its field-goal attempts and 28.8 percent of its 3-point shots … The Polar Bears also get it done on the defensive end, holding foes to an OAC-best 53.2 points per contest … Wilmington lays claim to a 9-8 overall record, which includes a 5-5 mark in OAC action … MaKayla Binkley leads the Quakers, averaging a conference-best 18.1 points per game, while Kennedy Lewis and Hannah Binkley add 11.7 and 11.1 points per contest … Wilmington pours in a conference-high 81.6 points per game, while it allows opponents to score 74.9 points per contest.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #13 Jaidyn Hale, So. (5.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.7 apg)
G - #20 Lexi Jacobs, So. (7.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.6 apg)
G - #22 Jaclyn Yankle, Sr. (4.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.3 spg)
G - #23 Kate Iliff, So. (3.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg)
F - #34 Emily Mescher, Sr. (10.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.4 apg)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern owns a 31-22 all-time record versus Wilmington … The Polar Bears — who are 18-10 all-time against the Quakers in Ada — have won 22 of the last 23 in the series, which includes a 72-64 road victory on Dec. 11 of this season.
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 325-180 record, a .644 winning percentage.