The Muskingum women's basketball team will finish the regular season on the road as they travel to Marietta on Wednesday, February 14 and Heidelberg on Saturday, February 17. The games are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., respectively.
Game 1: Muskingum at Marietta- 7:30 p.m. (Live Stats/Video: pioneers.marietta.edu).
Game 2: Muskingum at Heidelberg- 3:00 p.m. (Live Stats/Video: athletics.heidelberg.edu).
Records: Muskingum 6-17 overall, 2-14 Ohio Athletic Conference; Marietta 20-3 overall, 13-3 Ohio Athletic Conference; Heidelberg 4-19 overall, 2-14 Ohio Athletic Conference.
- The Muskingum women's basketball team fell, 67-55, on Saturday afternoon against Otterbein on Senior Day. Olivia Besancon scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Muskies offense while adding six rebounds and three assists. Stephanie Clark snagged a team-high 11 rebounds and career-high six blocks.
- Besancon is first on the team and in the OAC in points per game (17.2). Besancon's season/career-high this season is 36 points in Muskingum's thrilling triple-overtime win against John Carroll on December 2, 2017.
- In the league, Alexandra Carson is tied for seventh in assists per game (2.9) and 10th in points per game (12.5).
- Clark is sixth in the conference in rebounds per game (7.9). In the last four games, Clark has averaged 11 rebounds per game.
- In the OAC, Besancon is ranked first (.904), and Carson is seventh (.806) in free throw percentage. Besancon is also ranked seventh in the NCAA Division III in free throw percentage.
- As a team, the Fighting Muskies are first in free throw percentage (.776), second in blocks per game (3.4), and fifth in rebounds per game (40.2). Muskingum is ranked fifth in Division III in free throw percentage.
- Earlier this season, Muskingum lost to Marietta, 80-66, and Heidelberg, 72-68.
- On Saturday, Marietta beat Wilmington on the road, 81-73. The Pioneers started off the season winning their first 12 games before Ohio Northern snapped the streak.
- The three teams that have beaten Marietta this season are: then NCAA Division III #14 Ohio Northern, Otterbein, and Mount Union.
- Marietta holds a perfect 11-0 record at home this season.
- The Pioneers are second in the league standings with a 13-3 record.
- Senior Brooke Borich is leading the team in points per game (14.0), while ranked fifth in the OAC. Her season-high is 24 points, which she achieved in the 74-72 win against Mount Union.
- Senior Amisha Herd is first in the league in assists per game (4.0) and steals per game (3.5).
- Junior Corrie Burkhardt leads the team, while ranked third in the conference in rebounds per game (8.3). Her season-high is 15 rebounds in the Pioneers 69-68 loss at Otterbein.
- The Pioneers are first in the conference in scoring offense (78.0 points per game), steals per game (11.5), and rebounds per game (43.1), third in field goal percentage (.416), fourth in blocks per game (3.2), and fifth in assists per game (13.5). Marietta is ranked 15th in the NCAA DIII in scoring offense.
- On Saturday, Heidelberg fell, 97-55, at Mount Union. The Student Princes have lost their last 10 games.
- Junior Alyssa Riley and sophomore Madelyn Crawford are each averaging 10.4 points per game to lead the team. Riley's season-high is 19 points, which she achieved twice, once at Bluffton and once at Thomas More, while Crawford's season-high is 16 points against Marietta.
- Crawford also leads the team and conference in rebounds per game (10.0). Her season-high is 20 rebounds in the Student Princes victory at Muskingum.
- Junior Aianna Wilson is dishing out 2.9 assists per game, which is tied for seventh in the OAC.
- As a team, Heidelberg is fifth in free throw percentage (.709) in the OAC.