Women's Basketball: Wilmington (9-8 Overall, 5-5 OAC) at Ohio Northern (13-4 Overall, 7-3 OAC)

Women's Basketball: Wilmington (9-8 Overall, 5-5 OAC) at Ohio Northern (13-4 Overall, 7-3 OAC)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7 p.m. - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio  

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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:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Mescher 10.5   1. Mescher 5.4   1. Brock 22   1. Serbin 2.1   1. Serbin 2.1
2. Weeks 9.1   2.  Ward 4.6   1.  Serbin 22   2.  Hale 1.7   2. Yankle 1.3
3. Jacobs  7.1   3. Weeks 3.6   3.  Hale 16   3.  Jacobs 1.6   3.  Weeks   0.9

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.