Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 7 p.m. - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's basketball team returns home, playing host to Otterbein at 7 p.m. inside the ONU Sports Center … The Polar Bears — who own a 15-6 overall record and a 9-5 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play — will look to snap their two-game losing streak after they fell at Marietta 58-50 on Saturday … In that game, senior Emily Mescher paced Northern, pouring in 12 points … She paces ONU this season, averaging 11.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game … Fellow senior Abby Weeks adds 9.2 points per contest, while sophomore Lexi Jacobs and freshman Brynn Serbin chip in 6.6 and six points per game, respectively … Serbin also leads the team, averaging two assists per contest … The Polar Bears average 61.2 points per game, connecting on 39.5 percent of their field-goal attempts and 28.7 percent of their 3-point shots … Northern also gets it done defensively, holding opponents to 55.2 points per contest … Otterbein lays claim to an 11-10 overall record, which includes a 6-8 mark in OAC action … Abbie Scholz leads the Cardinals, averaging 12.5 points per game, while Delaney Cutteridge and Abby Zerkle tally 11.7 and 10.1 points per contest, respectively … Ottebein averages 64 points per contest and holds its opponents to 59.5 points per game.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #13 Jaidyn Hale, So. (5.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.6 apg)
G - #15 Abby Weeks, Sr. (9.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.3 apg)
G - #20 Lexi Jacobs, So. (6.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.8 apg)
G - #22 Jaclyn Yankle, Sr. (5.3 ppg, 3 rpg, 1.1 spg)
F - #34 Emily Mescher, Sr. (11.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.2 apg)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern owns a 53-33 all-time record versus Otterbein … The Polar Bears — who are 31-15 all-time versus the Cardinals in Ada — have won 18 of the last 21 in the series, which includes an 51-50 road victory on Jan. 22 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 328-182 record, a .643 winning percentage.