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