COLUMBUS, Ohio – Just days removed from a thrilling victory against Findlay, the Ohio Dominican women's basketball team hits the road to take on Ursuline College on Saturday in Pepper Pike, Ohio.
It's a brief road trip for the Black and Gold before returning home to take on Malone and Walsh next week.
ODU returns to Northeast Ohio to battle the Arrows on Saturday afternoon. Last season the Panthers swept the season series, claiming a 71-58 victory on Feb. 8, 2020, and an 88-73 win on Feb. 20, 2020.
The Black and Gold hit the court once again on the heels of career nights for senior Angela Troyer (Sugarcreek, Ohio) and Kennedy Schlabach (Millersburg, Ohio). Troyer tallied a career-high 34 points, while Schlabach tied her career-best of 26 points in the 94-77 victory.
The Panthers are enjoying a terrific start offensively as they are in the top-10 in the nation in scoring. At 85.8 PPG, they are ranked second in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference and seventh in the nation.
Coming into Saturday's contest, the Panthers have 103 assists, 35 of which have been generated by Schlabach. The third-year guard averages 7.0 APG, which is fourth-best in the nation.
Saturday's game will be a unique experience for assistant coach Laney Lewis. The Panther coach returns to Ursuline for the first time as a member of the opposition on Saturday.
Lewis shined during her time in Pepper Pike, becoming the Arrows active leader in blocks (141) and the only player in the G-MAC to average a double-double, to name a few of her numerous accolades. She also was nominated as Ursuline's representative for NCAA Women of the Year in 2018.
After starting the season losing its first three contest, Ursuline come into Saturday's contest riding a four-game winning streak. The Arrows are led by sophomore guard Alyssa Evans with 14.1 PPG.
Freshman Madison Cloonan averages 11.0 RPG and recently grabbed her first career double-double on December 9 in a losing effort to Cedarville.
Head coach Shannon Sword and her squad aim to get their first victory over Ohio Dominican since February 17, 2018.
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