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ONU women’s win streak at three

Men fall by 20

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team has made a habit of playing close games of late. That didn't change Saturday against Capital inside the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears edged the Crusaders 55-52 to stretch their win streak to three games. The victory improved Northern to 13-4 on the season and 7-3 in Ohio Athletic Conference play, while the loss dropped Capital to 9-8 overall and 4-6 in conference action. 

Jaclyn Yankle has career-high 27 points in win over Wilmington

C.J. Napier hits 24 in loss to Quakers

Senior Jaclyn Yankle (Youngstown/Cardinal Mooney) had herself a career night Wednesday against Wilmington. She poured in a career-high 27 points, as the Ohio Northern women's basketball team raced past the Quakers 85-76 inside the ONU Sports Center. 

"Obviously, (Jaclyn) scored, which is really what we needed, especially in the first half," ONU head coach Michele Durand said. "Jaclyn can shoot the ball, and she's worked really hard in practice, and she got to see the ball go through tonight, so I'm happy for her."

Yankle did most of her damage from the 3-point land. She went 7-for-10 from beyond the arc, while adding a career-high five assists and four rebounds. 

Lady Bulldogs rebound past rival Rams

Miranda Wills dominated the boards early; hit 5 of 6 free throws as she tallied 9 first period points

By Cort Reynolds - photos by Stephanie Frazier
McGUFFEY - Visiting Ada dominated the offensive glass to soundly defeat local arch-rival Upper Scioto Valley 49-36 in non-conference girls basketball action Tuesday night.

Ada out-rebounded USV 57-39 as the purple and gold made up for errant shooting by grabbing an impressive 35 offensive boards.

The Bulldog girls improved to 6-12 overall with the decisive win. Meanwhile, the Lady Rams fell to 0-15 with the loss.

Jenna Fuller, Haley Moses honored by United Soccer Coaches

The United Soccer Coaches Association held its end-of-season luncheon in Baltimore, Maryland. Junior Jenna Fuller (Countryside, Ill./Lyons Township) and senior Haley Moses (Mason) were both honored. 

Fuller was a first-team All-American selection after her spectacular 2019 campaign. She netted a team-high 20 goals, which was the most goals in a single season by a Polar Bear since 1997. 

Fuller's 20 scores are tied for the most by any junior at ONU. She has 48 goals in her career, which ranks fourth all-time in school history, while she has also accumulated 113 points, which ranks sixth in program history. 

All those Bulldogs

Playing on the hardcourt - photo series by Stephanie Frazier

Basketballs bounce and the Icon bounces around from several Ada school basketball teams in this photos series by Stephanie Frazier.

Photos range from Ada girls' 5th grade games, 7th grade boys', 7th grade cheerleaders. boys' junior varsity, boys' varsity and even a photo of a recent Bulldog alum on the sidelines.

Coming basketball attractions for the rest of the week include:
• Junior high boys' at NWC tournament - Saturday
• Junior high girls' at Spencerville, next Tuesday
• Freshmen boys' at Paulding, Friday
• JV and varsity girls' hosting Paulding, Thursday
• JV and varsity boys'  at Paulding, Friday

Kyle Stuart competes on ONU women's 200 free relay

The Ohio Northern women's swimming and diving team fell to Division II Hillsdale (Mich.) 215-40 and Case Western Reserve 220-35 on Saturday at the Veale Natatorium.

Freshman Shelby Starkey (Bellefontaine) led the Polar Bears (4-5 overall) placed fourth in the 200 back in 2:16.90

Starkey was also part of the 200 free relay, which placed sixth in 1:45.71. Joining her were senior Kyley Stuart (Ada), sophomore Lauren Shaw (Port Clinton), and sophomore Megan Lubinski (Milford/Brighton).

Freshman Abby Schauer teamed up with Starkey, Stuart, and Lubinski for a seventh-place finish in the 400 medley relay in 4:18.50.