Women's Basketball Plays Host To Walsh, Travels To Malone This Week

Photo By Steve Dawes
Photo By Steve Dawes



COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Behind a continually improving defense and a balanced offensive attack, Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team remains in a tie for second place in the GLIAC as the Panthers get set to take on Walsh and Malone this week.

The Panthers have won 10 of their past 11 games and have held each of their past seven opponents to 66 or fewer points. During its current four game win streak, including wins over two of the GLIAC's best offensive teams in Findlay and Wayne State, ODU has allowed just 59.2 points per game on 35.1 percent shooting.

Despite having no players score more than 16 points in a game during this win streak, ODU is still averaging 71.8 points per game over the last four. Eight different players have scored 10 or more points in a game at least once during the win streak.

Overall, Ohio Dominican enters Thursday's contest with Walsh with an 18-5 mark (13-4 GLIAC).

Senior Melissa Scherpenberg earned her third GLIAC Player of the Week award this season after averaging 14.0 and 9.3 rebounds per game last week. She cracked the 1,000 career rebound mark during the Wayne State win and is now just the second player in school history to have 1,000 or more points and rebounds in her career.

Sophomore Darian Rose has averaged 9.8 points per game since rejoining the starting lineup five games ago and sophomore Megan Eyre is averaging 5.8 rebounds per game off the bench over the last four.

Contact: Scott Miles