Women's Basketball: Otterbein (11-10 Overall, 6-8 OAC) at Ohio Northern (15-6 Overall, 9-5 OAC)

Women's Basketball: Otterbein (11-10 Overall, 6-8 OAC) at Ohio Northern (15-6 Overall, 9-5 OAC)

Wednesday, February 12, 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 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:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Mescher 11.3   1. Mescher 5.5   1. Serbin 26   1. Serbin 2.0   1. Serbin 2.0
2. Weeks 9.2   2.  Ward 4.7   2.  Brock 25   2.  Jacobs 1.8   2. Yankle 1.1
3. Jacobs  6.6   3. Weeks 3.6   3.  Yankle 23   3.  Hale 1.6   3.  Weeks   0.9

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.