COLUMBUS, Ohio – Competing in its first G-MAC Tournament, Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team will open play against a familiar foe as ODU takes on Findlay at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinal round.
This will be ODU's third matchup of the season against the Oilers, with Findlay taking the first two by scores of 85-72 on Dec. 13 in Alumni Hall and 92-88 in overtime in Croy Gymnasium on Jan. 2.
In ODU's Division II era, the Panthers are 7-9 against the Oilers. ODU had won six of seven meetings from 2014-17, though the Oilers have captured the last three.
The Panthers are competing in their third straight conference tournament. Last year, ODU had a 36-35 halftime lead in the GLIAC Quarterfinals at Michigan Tech before falling 82-66, and ODU had a 30-21 halftime lead against Walsh in 2016 but lost 68-62 in quarterfinal action as well.
ODU enters the tournament after winning consecutive home games against Alderson Broaddus (73-60) and Davis & Elkins (86-68) to close the regular season. In the final 60 minutes of basketball, ODU outscored its two foes 123-93, limiting them to 32.7 percent shooting in that stretch.
Sophomore Brittleigh Macaulay (Big Prairie, Ohio) posted her strongest back-to-back games, putting up 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting with five boards against AB and tallying 20 points with 11 rebounds against D&E.
Senior Darian Rose (Fort Loramie, Ohio) also had two strong games, scoring 19 points against AB with seven rebounds while going for 18 points and six assists against D&E.