COLUMBUS, Ohio – After splitting a pair of home games to start the season, Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team will hit the road and square off against two-time defending MEC champ Glenville State at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Panthers won their season opener 64-61 against Quincy on Friday, then trailed by just three at halftime against No. 2 Ashland before falling 94-74 on Saturday.
ODU has been led in scoring by junior guard Alexa Fisher (Powell, Ohio), who finished with 17 points against Quincy and 19 against Ashland, matching a career-high by burying five treys against the Eagles. She's currently fourth in the league in scoring at 18.0 points per game and her eight triples made are the most in the league.
Sophomore guard Angela Troyer (Sugarcreek, Ohio) has also been in double figures in both games. Making her first career start, she went for 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals against Quincy, the most steals in a game by a Panther since Lauren Bates had seven against Indianapolis on Dec. 19, 2015.
Troyer is also one of three Panthers averaging better than 6.5 rebounds per contest, one of just two G-MAC teams (Ursuline) to have a trio above that threshold. Troyer is grabbing 7.5 per game, junior guard Hannah Clark (Glenmont, Ohio) is pulling down 7.0 per game, and sophomore forward Olivia Fox (Newark, Ohio) is averaging 6.5 per game.
Fox is tied for second in the league with four blocked shots through the opening weekend as well.
As a team, the Panthers rank second in the league in field goal percentage (42.1 percent) are tops in three-point shooting (46.3 percent.) The Panthers are also third with 15.0 assists per game, paced by freshman guard Kennedy Schlabach (Millersburg, Ohio) with 4.0 per game and senior guard Alexis Overly (Chillicothe, Ohio) with 3.5 per game.
Defensively, ODU leads the conference with 23 steals (11.5 per game) and ranks second with 12 blocked shots, and the Panthers are third in the league in turnover margin (+3) and assist to turnover ratio (0.9).
Glenville State has won each of its first two games, and after finishing with a 31-2 record last year, was picked to win a third-straight MEC title in the preseason poll. The Pioneers are scoring 113.0 points per game on 45.8 percent shooting, have hit 31 threes, and forced 55 turnovers. They reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year.
Contact: Scott Miles