Women's Basketball: Ohio Northern (15-5 Overall, 9-4 OAC) at Marietta (10-10 Overall, 6-7 OAC)

Women's Basketball: Ohio Northern (15-5 Overall, 9-4 OAC) at Marietta (10-10 Overall, 6-7 OAC)

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:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Mescher 11.3   1. Mescher 5.4   1. Serbin 26   1. Serbin 2.0   1. Serbin 2.0
2. Weeks 9.6   2.  Ward 4.7   2.  Brock 24   2.  Jacobs 1.8   2. Yankle 1.2
3. Jacobs  6.7   3. Weeks 3.6   3.  Yankle 23   3.  Hale 1.7   3.  Weeks   0.9

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.