COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team tips off the 2017-18 season at the Midwest Region Crossover, hosted by Cedarville.
The Panthers will take on the preseason No. 1 ranked Ashland Eagles at 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a 1 p.m. matchup Saturday against Wisconsin-Parkside.
ODU returns four players with starting experience from last year's 18-10 team. Senior Darian Rose (Fort Loramie, Ohio) started all 28 games and averaged 9.2 points per game, ranking among the GLIAC's best free throw shooters (92.4 percent) and three point shooters (47.2 percent).
Senior Megan Eyre (Fayetteville, Ohio) averaged 7.4 points per contest in 23 starts, and senior Sarah Futscher (Wilder, Ky.) started nine games and averaged 5.9 points per game. Junior Alexis Overly (Chillicothe, Ohio) averaged 7.3 points in conference play last year and shot 42.4 percent against GLIAC competition.
The Panthers, who are 41-19 in their last 60 games (.683), qualified for the GLIAC Tournament in each of their last two seasons in the conference and were in the regional rankings each year as well.
Contact: Scott Miles