Women's Basketball: Capital (2-2 Overall, 0-0 OAC) at #15 Ohio Northern (4-1 Overall, 0-0 OAC)

Women's Basketball: Capital (2-2 Overall, 0-0 OAC) at #15 Ohio Northern (4-1 Overall, 0-0 OAC)

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 - 3 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Saturday's Contest: The Ohio Northern women's basketball team enters Saturday afternoon's contest winners of four straight, and ranked No. 15-nationally in the first weekly D3Hoops.com poll ... The Polar Bears are coming off of a convincing 88-49 victory over Case Western Reserve in their 2017-18 home opener ... Senior Courtney Cramer poured in a career-high 21 points, while shooting a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the 3-point line, and added a game-high five assists and three steals ... Senior Amy Bullimore tallied 15 points and added a game-high eight rebounds, while senior Lindsey Black scored 12 points, added five assists and five rebounds ... Bullimore currently leads the team and Ohio Athletic Conference with 16.8 points per contest and 12 blocks this season ... The senior also leads the team and ranks fourth in the conference with 8.6 rebounds per contest ... Bullimore currently ranks 11th all-time on ONU's scoring list with 1,076 career points ... Black currently ranks second on the team with 8.0 points per game and is second on the team with 3.2 assists per contest ... Junior Jenna Dirksen is third on the team with 7.6 ppg and leads the team with 3.4 assists per contest ... Dirksen's 17 assists are tied for third best in the OAC ... Junior Tori Wyss currently ranks second on the team with 4.4 rebounds per contest, while freshman Sydney Ward is third on the team with 4.3 rpg ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride is currently tied for third in the OAC and leads the team, shooting 50.0 percent from the 3-point line ... Capital enters the contest after defeating Carnegie-Mellon (Pa.) 57-53 ... Junior Erin Risner currently leads the team with 11.0 points per contest, while freshman Elle Folan ranks second on the squad with 10.0 points per contest ... Sophomore Regan Stonerock currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 7.8 rebounds per contest ... Risner currently ranks second on the team with 7.5 rebounds per contest and also leads the team and is tied for third in the OAC with nine steals. 

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (8.0 ppg, 3.2 apg)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (6.8 ppg, 4 3-pt FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (7.6 ppg, 3.4 apg)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (2.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (16.8 ppg, 8.6 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Bullimore 16.8   1. Bullimore 8.6   1. Kirkbride 5   1. Dirksen 17   1. Weeks 8
2. Black 8.0   2. Wyss 4.4   2.  Cramer 4   2. Black 16   2. Bullimore 6
3. Dirksen 7.6   3. Ward 4.3     Brock 4   3. Kirkbride 14   3.  Manley

5

                                  Dirksen

5

All-Time Series: Capital leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 51-36 margin ... The Polar Bears swept the season series in 2016-17 and has won three of the last four contests between the schools.

ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 16th season at ONU with a 279-159 record, a winning percentage of .637 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).