COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Dominican women's basketball team will head to Evansville to take on the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles at 6 p.m. (CT) on Friday, Dec. 30. The contest will be the Panthers' final non-conference game of the season.
About Ohio Dominican
Ohio Dominican (7-5, 3-3 GLIAC) currently sits second in the GLIAC South Division with a conference mark of 3-3. They are coming off a 76-66 loss at Saginaw Valley on Dec. 18.
The Panthers come into play third in the GLIAC in points per game with 73.8. They lead the conference in rebounding at 44.6 per game and are third in the conference with 16.5 assists per game. They also rank third in the nation in free-throw percentage with a team mark of 84.2 percent, with four players shooting over 90 percent from the line.
Leading the way for Ohio Dominican is senior guard Lauren Bates (Hilliard, Ohio), who is averaging 13.3 points per game. She also leads the team with 3.1 assists per game and chips in 5.5 rebounds per contest. She ranks ninth in the GLIAC, shooting 52.8 percent from the field.
Fellow senior Madi Rittinger (Dayton, Ohio) is also averaging double-figures in scoring at 10.7 points per game. She contributes 5.7 rebounds as well – second on the team behind the 6.4 rebounds per game from senior Lindsey Blanford (Xenia, Ohio). Junior Darian Rose (Fort Loramie, Ohio) leads the outside attack for the Panthers, shooting 50.0 percent from three-point range, which is good for fourth in the GLIAC.
About Southern Indiana
Southern Indiana (10-1, 2-0 GLVC) is coming off two wins in Puerto Rico at the San Juan Classic. They are currently ranked third in the Great Lakes Valley Conference – East Division.
Four out of the five Screaming Eagle starters average double-figure scoring, led by Kaydie Grooms at 15.7 per contest. She is also shooting 50 percent from three-point range. Hannah Wascher is next with 13.3 points per game, and a team-high 7.8 rebounds per game. Morgan Dahlstrom chips in 11.0 per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game and Tanner Marcum rounds out the scoring, averaging 10.5 per game and shooting 58.1 percent from three-point range. Also, her 3.5 assists per game are second on the team, behind only point guard Randa Harshbarger's 4.0 per contest.
About the Series
This is the first meeting between the two programs.
Contact: Scott Miles