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Weekly Sports Digest: February 27-March 5

Mar 07, 2017 - Comments: 0

At the conclusion of every week, the Northern Review will recap what happened that week in the world of Ohio Northern athletics, and will also preview the week ahead. Here are this week’s headlines:

#5 Women’s basketball defeats Lakeland, Trine to advance to Sweet 16

Northern advances to Sweet 16 behind depth, defense

Mar 07, 2017 - Comments: 0

For just over an hour on Sunday, Michele Durand thought her team was going to New York. She wasn’t pleased.

“When I first heard, I was mad, because I thought we would host,” Durand said with a smile after practice on Monday.

Just after noon on Sunday, the NCAA announced the host locations for the next two rounds of the Division III women’s basketball tournament. Durand, the coach of the undefeated, fifth-ranked Northern women’s basketball team, did not understand why her team would not be hosting.

Four Top-25 teams fall on opening night of tournament

Mar 04, 2017 - Comments: 0

After last night, only 32 teams remain in the NCAA Div. III women’s basketball tournament. While Ohio Northern won their first-round matchup against Lakeland (Wis.) by 32, there were also three other 30+ point blowouts on the tournament’s opening night, including two on Northern’s side of the bracket. Conversely, nine games were also decided by less than five points.

#5 ONU vs. #15 Trine: Five things to know

Mar 04, 2017 - Comments: 0

In front of a school-record crowd of 846 at King Horn Sports Center on Friday night, the fifth-ranked ONU women’s basketball team (28-0) beat Lakeland (Wis.) 68-36 to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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