COLUMBUS, Ohio – With two weeks left in the regular season, Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team closes out its home slate with contests against Findlay and Hillsdale this week.
The Panthers enter the week sitting in seventh in the G-MAC standings, with the top-eight teams qualifying for the conference tournament. At 10-9 in league play, ODU is one game behind 11-8 Malone for sixth place, and sits a half game in front of 9-9 Trevecca Nazarene.
ODU had its strongest consecutive defensive efforts last week in games against Alderson Broaddus and Davis & Elkins, holding the two foes to 55.0 points per game on just 33.1 percent shooting. It was the first time this season and first time since December, 2017 that the Panthers held opponents to less than 60 points in back-to-back games.
Senior Alexis Overly has authored three straight strong games, averaging 17.7 points per game. She scored 22 points on 11-of-12 shooting at Alderson Broaddus. Her 91.7 percent shooting is the fourth-best for the program (minimum eight made field goals) since 2000.
Junior Alexa Fisher has scored in double figures in eight of the last nine games, including a 21 point effort against Davis & Elkins on Saturday.
In February, freshman Alli Kern is averaging 10.2 rebounds per game. She's been in double figures the last three games, averaging 13.0 boards per game in that stretch.
Ohio Dominican scored a 76-71 win at Croy Gymnasium on Jan. 10 in the first matchup with Findlay this season, led by 21 points apiece from sophomore Angela Troyer and freshman Kennedy Schlabach. The teams have split their last 10 meetings.
ODU defeated Hillsdale 76-65 on Jan. 12, outscoring the Chargers 28-15 in the fourth quarter as Fisher led the way with 22 points. The Panthers have won five of the last six meetings with the Chargers.
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