Saturday, February 1, 2020, 3 p.m. - The McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex, Alliance, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's basketball team hits the road, traveling to Alliance to battle Mount Union at 3 p.m. inside the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex … The Polar Bears — who are riding a four-game win streak — own a 14-4 overall record and an 8-3 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play … Northern is fresh off an 85-76 home win over Wilmington Wednesday … In that game, senior Jaclyn Yankle poured in a career-high 27 points, while fellow seniors Emily Mescher and Abby Weeks added 18 points apiece … Mescher paces the Polar Bears, averaging 10.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game … Weeks adds 9.6 points per contest, while sophomore Lexi Jacobs and freshman Brynn Serbin chip in 6.9 and 6.2 points per game, respectively … Serbin also logs a team-best 2.1 assists per contest … The Polar Bears average 62.2 points per game, connecting on 39.5 percent of their field-goal attempts and 29.5 percent of their 3-pointers … Northern also gets it done on the defensive end, holding foes to 54.5 points per game … Mount Union lays claim to a 10-8 overall record, which includes a 4-7 mark in OAC action … Elena Rauhe leads the Purple Raiders, pouring in 14.2 points per contest, while Tori Rappach isn't far behind, averaging 14 points per game … Mount Union records 72.8 points per game, and allows opponents to score 70.4 points per contest.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #13 Jaidyn Hale, So. (4.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.6 apg)
G - #15 Abby Weeks, Sr. (9.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.4 apg)
G - #20 Lexi Jacobs, So. (6.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.7 apg)
G - #22 Jaclyn Yankle, Sr. (5.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.3 spg)
F - #34 Emily Mescher, Sr. (10.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.4 apg)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern owns a 43-35 all-time record versus Mount Union … The Polar Bears — who are 16-21 all-time against the Purple Raiders in Alliance — have won 14 of the last 16 in the series, which includes a 58-57 home victory on Dec. 7 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 326-180 record, a .644 winning percentage.