Women’s Basketball falls to Ohio Northern

Women’s Basketball falls to Ohio Northern
The Muskingum women's basketball team fell to the Ohio Northern Polar Bears on Saturday, 74-52. 
The Basics 
  • Records: Muskingum (1-12 overall, 0-6 in the OAC), Ohio Northern (8-5 overall, 2-4 in the OAC) 
  • Location: Ada, Ohio – ONU Sports Center 
Inside the Numbers 
  • Freshman Erica Hyre directed the Muskies with 12 points, shooting 4-of-7 (57.1%) from the field.
  • Freshman Olivia Lang and sophomore Emily Yeager added nine points each.
  • Sam Filiaggi mustered a team-high seven rebounds.
  • Muskingum ended the contest shooting 18-of-66 (27.3%) from the field, which included hitting just 7-of-27 (25.9%) from behind the arc.
  • Emily Brock fueled the Polar Bears with 14 points, while Jenna Dirksen generated 12.
  • The Polar Bears had three players who recorded double-digit points.
  • Ohio Northern ended the contest shooting 26-of-58 (44.8%) in the field and 12-of-18 (66.7%) from the free-throw line. 
Game Highlights 
  • Early in the first quarter, the Muskies and Polar Bears fought neck and neck with neither team gaining more than a three-point lead early on. Muskingum registered back-to-back field goals to slide past Ohio Northern with a score of 15-9. In the second quarter, freshman Olivia Lang netted a pair of free-throws to expand the gap, 22-16. The Polar Bears answered back with a ferocious 18-8 run to take the lead 34-30 at the half.
  • In the third quarter, Hyre cashed in a long ball to trim the deficit 38-34 for the Muskies. At the 5:26 marker, Dirksen connected a layup to ignite a 9-6 run for Ohio Northern (54-40). At the 8:02 juncture of the final frame, sophomore Alivia Bates drained a three-pointer to lessen the lead for the Polar Bears. Muskingum sliced away at the differential but Ohio Northern slowly pulled away from the Muskies en route to the victory.   
Up Next 
  • The Muskies next host Mount Union on Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m.