Women's Basketball: Ohio Northern (14-4 Overall, 8-3 OAC) at Mount Union (10-8 Overall, 4-7 OAC)

Women's Basketball: Ohio Northern (14-4 Overall, 8-3 OAC) at Mount Union (10-8 Overall, 4-7 OAC)

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:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Mescher 10.9   1. Mescher 5.4   1. Serbin 23   1. Serbin 2.1   1. Serbin 2.1
2. Weeks 9.6   2.  Ward 4.7   2.  Brock 22   2.  Jacobs 1.7   2. Yankle 1.3
3. Jacobs  6.9   3. Weeks 3.7   3.  Yankle 21   3.  Hale 1.6   3.  Weeks   0.9

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.