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ONU Women's Basketball falls 60-54 at #6 Scranton


SCRANTON, Pa.__Ohio Northern saw its NCAA Tournament run come to an end with a hard-fought 60-64 loss at No. 6-ranked Scranton (Pa.) in the second round of the NCAA III Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday evening.

The Basics
Records: Ohio Northern (19-10 overall), #6 Scranton (27-2 overall)
Venue: John Long Center - Scranton, Pa.

The Game
Freshman Chloee Glenn (Glandorf/Ottawa-Glandorf) led the Polar Bears with a career-high 17 points and added five rebounds.

Fifth-year senior All-American Brynn Serbin (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) added 12 points and junior Abby Dickson (Germantown/Valley View) chipped in nine points for ONU.

Kaci Kranston led the Royals with 17 points.

Senior Kristen Luersman (Fort Jennings) scored six points and had a team-high six rebounds.

Northern ended the first period on an 8-0 run to grab an 18-12 lead after the first quarter.

ONU led 28-27 at halftime.

Scranton opened the third quarter with a 15-5 run to grab a 42-33 lead with 5:36 left in the third quarter.

But the Polar Bears stormed back with a 13-1 run to grab a 46-43 lead with 8:16 remaining in the game.

US would score the game's next eight points to go up 51-46 with 3:54 left.

Glenn answered with a basket at the 3:41 mark and Serbin made one of two free throws to get the Polar Bears within 51-49 with 2:54 to go.

A Royal basket with 1:41 remaining made it 53-49 and four consecutive free throws extended the lead to 57-49 with 27 seconds to go.

Serbin drilled a 3-pointer two seconds later, but Scranton would make 3-of-4 free throws to ice the game.

Ohio Northern made 20-of-53 field goals for 37.7 percent and was 6-of-21 from beyond the arc for 28.6 percent while Scranton was 20-of-51 from the floor for 39.2 percent and finished 6-of-16 on 3-pointers for 37.5 percent.

ONU made 8-of-12 free throws for 66.7 percent and US was 14-of-16 from the line for 87.5 percent.

The Royals out-rebounded the Polar Bears 32-27.


The Polar Bears are now 12-13 in their 11 NCAA Tournament appearances.

ONU is now 0-1 all-time against US.

Serbin ends her career as ONU's all-time leader in assists with 402 and steals with 303.

Serbin ranks second on the school's all-time career scoring list with 1,349 points. She ranks third all-time with 194 made 3-pointers in her career, is 10th all-time in made free throws with 229, is 12th all-time in rebounds with 593 and fourth all-time with 463 made field goals.

Serbin is the only women's basketball player in ONU history to tally at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 400 assists and 300 steals in her career.

Serbin's 12-point game marks this her 22nd game in double digits in scoring this season.

Luersman is now 16th in ONU history with 518 career rebounds.

Fourth-year head coach Mark Huelsman is now 69-30 at Ohio Northern for a winning percentage of .697.