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January 19, 2020
 

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Williams powers LCC past Ada girls

Lady Bulldogs host Ridgemont on Monday

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Lima Central Catholic methodically defeated Ada 63-33 in non-conference girls basketball action Thursday night.

Lady Thunderbird senior post Rosie Williams muscled her way to 31 points inside to pace LCC to victory.

The Bulldog girls fell to 5-10 overall with the defeat, while the T-Bird girls improved to 8-7 with the victory.

"We just had no energy to start the game," said Ada second-year head coach Morgan Bass. "We had no answer for Williams and got off to a slow start.

"LCC is good," she continued. "They have a perfect combination of a big girl inside and shooters outside who can hurt you."

A journey of persevervance and leadership

ONU women's senior basketball captain Martrina Parks

If given the opportunity, Martrina Parks wouldn't change a thing. Even though the path wasn't clear or devoid of bumps along the way, she wouldn't go back and course correct. Everything Parks has gone through has made her into the player and leader she is today. 

Parks isn't like many of teammates or opponents. She didn't gravitate toward the sport of basketball at a very young age.

Parks began her athletic endeavors in the competitive cheer world. It wasn't until middle school when Parks' father encouraged her to give basketball a try. 

While post moves and ball-handling skills would come eventually, one thing was evidently clear from the beginning. 

Lubinski and Adams OAC Swimmer of the Week

Sophomore Megan Lubinski (Milford/Brighton) helped Ohio Northern go 2-1 this past week and for her efforts was named Ohio Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week. The Polar Bears toppled Oberlin and Mount Union and fell to Kenyon.

Lubinski won a total of four events, while taking second in three other races. She swam a leg of the victorious 200-yard medley relay, and also added first-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley, the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. 

Northern competes against Baldwin Wallace Friday before wrapping up the regular season at Case Western Reserve the following weekend. 

Second-half surge pushes men past B-W

The Ohio Northern men's basketball team used a strong start to the second half en route to topping Baldwin Wallace 81-74 on Wednesday evening inside the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears have now won back-to-back Ohio Athletic Conference games, improving to 6-8 overall and 2-5 in the OAC. The Yellow Jackets fall to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in the conference.

"Our guys played with a lot of energy and intensity on the both ends of the floor," 4th-year head coach Rich Bensman said. "We've played hard and been really focused the past couple games."

Freshman Landen Long (Mason) poured in a career-high 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

ONU women fall to Baldwin Wallace

The Ohio Northern men's basketball team used a strong start to the second half en route to topping Baldwin Wallace 81-74 on Wednesday evening inside the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears have now won back-to-back Ohio Athletic Conference games, improving to 6-8 overall and 2-5 in the OAC. The Yellow Jackets fall to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in the conference.

"Our guys played with a lot of energy and intensity on the both ends of the floor," 4th-year head coach Rich Bensman said. "We've played hard and been really focused the past couple games."

Freshman Landen Long (Mason) poured in a career-high 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

ONU men and women swimmers defeat Mt. Union

 If there's one thing Ohio Northern men's swimming and diving head coach Austin Veltman knows, it's that his team is tired. He's certain of that. 

With that being said, the Polar Bears were still able to score a comfortable 170-118 victory over Mount Union Saturday inside the ONU Sports Center. The win improved Northern to 2-1 in Ohio Athletic Conference competition. 

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