COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Dominican women's basketball team opens up its season with a pair of contests in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference this week. The Panthers welcome Cedarville University to Alumni Hall on Thursday night, before traveling to Tiffin, Ohio for a tilt with the Dragons on Saturday afternoon.
The Panthers begin their 2020 conference only schedule Thursday evening when they tip-off against the Yellow Jackets at 5:30 p.m. from inside Alumni Hall.
Ohio Dominican women's basketball head coach Lynsey Warren begins her ninth season in charge on Thursday evening and is 5-3 in season openers during her time at Sunbury Road. Warren's largest margin-of-victory during a season opener came against Alderson Broaddus, when the Panthers beat the Battlers by 47 points on Nov. 11, 2016.
Senior guard Angela Troyer (Sugarcreek, Ohio) returns to action this season on the heels of a second-team All-GMAC selection. She ranked sixth in the conference in shooting last season converting 48% of her shots. Troyer also logged a career-high 28 points in points against Tiffin during last season's meeting (2/1), where she made 12-of-14 field goal attempts
Junior guard Ashlyn Huffman returns to lead the Yellow Jackets. Last year, the Columbus, Indiana, product averaged 11.6 points-per-game during the 2019-20 season. In addition to her scoring prowess, Huffman also led CU in rebounds, collecting 4.8 rebounds per game.
Defensively, Alli Roh led Cedarville with 32 blocks during 2019-20. Cedarville possesses a shooting threat as junior Stevie Johnting is the leading Yellow Jackets from beyond-the-arc, shooting 42% last season.
Tiffin welcomes back junior guard Aarion Nichols who led the team in scoring with 14.6 ppg last season. In addition to her scoring supremacy, Nichols led the team in assists (3.2 apg) and rebounds (7.4 rpg).
Senior Danielle Bradley remains the Dragons best shooting threat from behind the arc. Last season, the Columbus, Ohio, native shot 37% from downtown.
Dragons interim head coach Miriam Justinger was named to her position on Sept. 8, 2020, following the departure of former head coach Jessie Ivey as she made the move to the University of Toledo.
Contact: Ralph Schudel