COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team starts G-MAC action this week as the Panthers wrap up their five game road trip with contests at Walsh and Malone on Thursday and Saturday.
The Panthers will be riding the momentum of consecutive wins prior to the Thanksgiving break as ODU knocked off former GLIAC foes Northwood (81-74) and Saginaw Valley (72-70). The Panthers shot a combined 47.2 percent from the field in those contests and hit 50.0 percent of their triples while handing out 18 assists in each game.
Against Northwood, ODU led virtually wire-to-wire, and received a season-best 23 points in bench scoring while also registering a season-high 14 second chance points. The Panthers shot 53.4 percent in that game, the top mark by a G-MAC team this season, and ODU's 8-of-11 showing from behind the arc (72.7 percent) is also the best mark amongst G-MAC teams.
The Panthers had to rally from a 12-point second quarter deficit against Saginaw Valley to pick up the win. In that game, they scored 17 points off of Cardinals miscues and also had nine fast break points in the victory.
ODU has been paced in part by its backcourt duo of junior Alexa Fisher (Powell, Ohio) and sophomore Angela Troyer (Sugarcreek, Ohio). Fisher was named the G-MAC Player of the Week for her efforts in the wins against Northwood and Saginaw, averaging 21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the two games while hitting the game-winning three against the Cardinals with three seconds.
Troyer, meanwhile, is one of just four players in the G-MAC who have recorded two double-doubles this season. She logged her second with a 14-point, 12-rebound effort at Northwood.
In ODU's Division II era, the Panthers are 7-5 against Walsh. ODU won the only meeting between the teams last year, a 77-65 victory in Alumni Hall on Jan. 30, 2018.
The Panthers 7-4 against Malone dating back to the 2010-11 season and have won five in a row in the series. ODU scored an 80-77 overtime win in Canton on Dec. 30, 2017, in their lone meeting last year.
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