Saturday, February 8, 2020, 1 p.m. - Ban Johnson Arena, Marietta, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's basketball team hits the road, traveling to Marietta for a 1 p.m. contest inside Ban Johnson Arena … The Polar Bears — who own a 15-5 overall record and a 9-4 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play — will look to bounce back after dropping a 57-47 decision to No. 12 Baldwin Wallace Wednesday in Ada … In that game, senior Emily Mescher paced Northern, pouring in 16 points … She leads the Polar Bears this season, averaging 11.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game … Fellow senior Abby Weeks adds 9.6 points per contest, while sophomore Lexi Jacobs and freshman Brynn Serbin chip in 6.7 and 6.2 points per game, respectively … Serbin also tallies a team-best two assists per contest … ONU averages 61.8 points per game, connecting on 39.8 percent of its field-goal attempts and 29.5 percent of its shots from 3-point land … Northern also gets it done on the defensive end, holding teams to 55.1 points per contest … Marietta lays claim to a 10-10 overall record, which includes a 6-7 mark in OAC action … Alexis Enochs paces the Pioneers, recording 13.6 points per contest, while Devin Hefner and Marlo Taylor register 11.7 and 10.5 points per game, respectively … Marietta scores, on average, 64.5 points per contest, while allowing its opponents to average 67.9 points per game.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #13 Jaidyn Hale, So. (5.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.7 apg)
G - #15 Abby Weeks, Sr. (9.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.3 apg)
G - #20 Lexi Jacobs, So. (6.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.8 apg)
G - #22 Jaclyn Yankle, Sr. (5.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.2 spg)
F - #34 Emily Mescher, Sr. (11.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.3 apg)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern owns a 58-18 all-time record versus Marietta … The Polar Bears — who are 24-13 all-time against the Pioneers in Marietta — have won 28 of the last 31 in the series, which includes an 84-56 home victory on Jan. 18 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 327-181 record, a .644 winning percentage.