Women's Basketball: No. 12 Baldwin Wallace (17-2 Overall, 11-1 OAC) at Ohio Northern (15-4 Overall, 9-3 OAC)

Women's Basketball: No. 12 Baldwin Wallace (17-2 Overall, 11-1 OAC) at Ohio Northern (15-4 Overall, 9-3 OAC)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 7 p.m. - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio  

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Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's basketball team returns home, playing host to No. 12 Baldwin Wallace at 7 p.m. inside the ONU Sports Center … The Polar Bears — who have won five in a row and are a perfect 6-0 at home this season — own a 15-4 overall record, which includes a 9-3 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play … On Saturday, Northern scored a 70-63 road win at Mount Union … In that game, seniors Emily Mescher and Abby Weeks paced the Polar Bears with 14 points apiece, while sophomore Jaidyn Hale added 12 points … Mescher leads Northern, averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game … Weeks — who has scored in double figures in five straight games — logs 9.8 points per contest, while sophomore Lexi Jacobs and freshman Brynn Serbin chip in 6.9 and 6.2 points per game, respectively … Serbin also averages a team-best two assists per contest … ONU averages 62.6 points per game, connecting on 39.7 percent of its field-goal attempts and 29.5 percent of its 3-point shots … The Polar Bears also get it done on the defensive end, holding foes to an OAC-best 54.9 points per contest … Baldwin Wallace — which has won its last three games by an average of 31.3 points — lays claim to a 17-2 overall record, which includes an 11-1 mark in OAC action … Riley Schill paces the Yellow Jackets, tallying 11.3 points points per game, and Hannah Fecht adds 10.4 points per contest … Baldwin Wallace averages 71.6 points per game, while it allows opponents to score an average of 55.7 points per contest. 

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #13 Jaidyn Hale, So. (5.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.6 apg)

G - #15 Abby Weeks, Sr. (9.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.3 apg)

G - #20 Lexi Jacobs, So. (6.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.7 apg)

G - #22 Jaclyn Yankle, Sr. (5.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.2 spg)

F - #34 Emily Mescher, Sr. (11.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.3 apg)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Mescher 11.1   1. Mescher 5.4   1. Serbin 24   1. Serbin 2.0   1. Serbin 2.1
2. Weeks 9.8   2.  Ward 4.7   2.  Brock 23   2.  Jacobs 1.7   2. Yankle 1.2
3. Jacobs  6.9   3. Weeks 3.7   2.  Yankle 23   3.  Hale 1.6   3.  Weeks   0.9

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern owns a 36-41 all-time record versus Baldwin Wallace … The Polar Bears — who are 22-16 all-time against the Yellow Jackets in Ada — have won 13 of the last 18 in the series, however, Baldwin Wallace scored a 59-42 home victory over ONU Jan. 15 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 327-180 record, a .645 winning percentage.