COLUMBUS, Ohio – Having secured a bid in next week's G-MAC Tournament, Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team will wrap up the regular season with a road tilt at Ohio Valley on Saturday.
A win Saturday would give ODU its fourth-straight season of 15 or more wins, its longest such stretch since the Panthers had 11-straight such campaigns from 1999-2010, and the Panthers could finish as high as the No. 6 seed in the conference.
The Panthers split their two contests last week against Findlay and Hillsdale, but continued its stretch of strong play on the defensive end. Over the past four games, ODU is surrendering just 62.8 points per game on 33.7 percent shooting, including 28.3 percent shooting from behind the arc.
Junior Alexa Fisher has carried the load offensively over the last three games, averaging 17.3 points per game in that stretch while hitting 12 triples. She's scored 19 or more points in nine games this season and has hit at least one three in 14 straight games. She's made at least two threes in seven straight games as well.
Senior Alexis Overly is chipping in with 14.8 points per contest over the last five games, shooting 52.4 percent from the field in that stretch.
Freshman Alli Kern has continued to impress on the glass, averaging 8.7 rebounds per game in February after averaging 7.9 boards per game in the month of January.
Ohio Dominican is 3-1 against Ohio Valley, dating back to 2011. The Panthers have won the last three, including a 96-72 victory over the Fighting Scots on Jan. 5. Kennedy Schlabach scored 22 points, Angela Troyer added 20, and Fisher chipped in with 19.
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