INDIANAPOLIS – Seniors Sarah Futscher (Wilder, Ky.) and Darian Rose (Fort Loramie, Ohio) and junior Alexis Overly (Chillicothe, Ohio) were named to the G-MAC Women's Basketball Honorable Mention Team on Wednesday night in voting conducted by the league's head coaches.
Ohio Dominican's three all-conference selections tied for the most in the league as the Panthers concluded the regular season with an 18-10 overall record (14-8 G-MAC), earning the No. 6 seed in the conference tournament. The Panthers will take on No. 3 seed Findlay at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the tournament, which is hosted at Cedarville.
Futscher started 23 games this season and led the conference in field goal percentage at 61.9 percent, which ranks fourth in the nation. She finished the year averaging 12.7 points and 6.8 rebounds, registering four double-doubles. Futscher scored in double figures in 16 games and also grabbed at least five boards in 16 games. She had a career-high 25 points on 12-of-13 shooting at Lake Erie and had a big game at Findlay as well with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting with a career-high 13 rebounds. She earned a pair of G-MAC Player of the Week awards this season.
Rose enters the conference tournament as the only Panther to start all 28 games this season and is averaging 12.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest. She has stepped up her play in the month of February, averaging 15.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists over the last eight games. She poured in a career-high 23 points at Findlay and has scored in double figures in 20 games this season, including eight straight games and 16 of the last 18. She enters the conference tournament with 940 career points in 110 games played (71 starts).
Overly ranks third in the G-MAC in assists per game this season with 3.8 helpers, and she's chipping in with 10.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest as well. She's registered at least five assists in 10 games this season, including a pair of seven-assist outings. Her 103 assists this season are the second-most by a Panthers since the 2009-10 season, and she's also scored in double figures in 14 of her 27 games played this season, setting a career-high with 22 points at Ohio Valley.
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