No. 16 ONU pulls away from WC 73-42

By Mark Huber -

ADA — Ohio Athletic Conference front-runner Ohio Northern remained unbeaten in league play with a 73-42 win over Wilmington Wednesday at the ONU Sports Center.

The loss leaves the Lady Quakers at 5-9 overall and 2-5 in the OAC.

Ohio Northern, No. 16 in the nation among Div. III schools, is still unbeaten in league play at 7-0 and advances to 12-2 overall.

The Polar Bears took control of the game in the rebounding column, with a 45-28 advantage.

More importantly, though, Ohio Northern scored 16 second-chance points while Wilmington was scoreless.

Mackenzie Campbell led Wilmington with 18 points, on 6 of 7 shooting.

Mary Moyer hauled in 7 rebounds. Ellie Kivell and Ja’Cole Tabor had 3 assists each. Tabor also had 4 steals.

Wilmington was 14 for 46 from the field while Ohio Northern was 31 for 68.

Britt Lauck led a balanced ONU scoring attack with 15 points.

Though it was close in the first half, Ohio Northern pulled away in the second half to make it a blowout.

ONU led 15-6 after the first quarter the 23-15 at halftime.

But in the third, the Polar Bears extended their lead to 43-27 and then outscored Wilmington 30-15 in the final quarter for the 31-point win.

By Mark Huber