Panthers Try To Bounce Back At Home Against Lake Superior, Northwood

Photo by Stephanie Pakes
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After dropping consecutive games for the first time this season, Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team looks to get back on track when the Panthers welcome Lake Superior State and Northwood to Alumni Hall this week.

ODU (8-4, 3-3 GLIAC) entered last week averaging 74.7 points per game on 43.6 percent. However, the Panthers managed just 53.0 points on 33.6 percent shooting in setbacks to Michigan Tech (63-44) and Northern Michigan (70-62).

The Panthers will also look to bounce back defensively after Northern Michigan shot 47.1 percent from the field on Sunday.

Sophomore Sarah Futscher (Wilder, Ky.) averaged 10.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in 24.0 minutes off the bench last week. She scored a career high 13 points along with grabbing a personal best eight rebounds against Northern Michigan.

Senior Melissa Scherpenberg (Cincinnati, Ohio) pulled down 13 rebounds against Michigan Tech and continues to lead the GLIAC with 11.3 rebounds per game. She's tied for third in the country with nine double-doubles this season and her career 10.4 rebounding average is fifth-most amongst active Division II players.

Junior Madi Rittinger (Dayton, Ohio) had 10 points and 10 rebounds at Michigan Tech for her second straight double double and third of the season. She has scored at least eight points in seven straight games, going for double figures in six of those contests.

Junior Lauren Bates (Hilliard, Ohio) ranks fourth in the nation with 40 steals after coming away with five thefts last week. 

Contact: Scott Miles
miless@ohiodominican.edu