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Charger Basketball Preview: Jan. 13

Charger Basketball Preview: Jan. 13

WBB SATURDAY

WHO: University of Findlay (13-2 overall, 10-1 G-MAC) at Hillsdale College (8-6 overall, 6-4 G-MAC)

TIP OFF: 1:00 p.m.

LINKS: Live Stats  |  Webcast

THE SERIES: Findlay leads the all-time series with Hillsdale 21-20, with the Oilers winning seven of the past nine matchups.

WEEKEND OVERVIEW: For the second game in a row, the Charger women's basketball team will face the first-place team in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference...The team passed last Saturday's test with flying colors, defeating then-undefeated Ursuline 84-68, now this weekend, the team will host Findlay, who now occupies first place in the G-MAC....Charger senior Allie Dittmer was a force in both games, averaging 25 points and 15 rebounds per game and was tabbed the G-MAC Player of the Week...The Chargers are far-and-away the G-MAC's best rebounding team, averaging four more rebounds per game than any other team (46.7)...Hillsdale also leads the conference in rebounding margin at plus-11.6 per game, five more than any other team...Hillsdale will need that rebounding skill against Findlay, which leads the G-MAC in both scoring offense and scoring defense...The Oilers are having a tremendous year and are led by Anna Hintz, the G-MAC's third-leading scorer at 19 points per game...She also averages 8.1 rebounds per game, and her matchup with Dittmer - the G-MAC's second-leading rebounder - pairs two of the conference's top five rebounders against each other in what surely will be a matchup to watch Saturday afternoon...This is one of just three home games for Hillsdale in the month of January, as the team hits a road-heavy point in its schedule.

G-MAC Women's Basketball Standings | G-MAC Women's Basketball Stats

 

MBB SATURDAY

WHO: University of Findlay (16-2 overall, 10-0 G-MAC) at Hillsdale College (13-3 overall, 7-2 G-MAC)

TIP OFF: 3:00 p.m.

LINKS: Live Stats  |  Webcast

THE SERIES: Findlay leads the all-time series with Hillsdale 50-9

WEEKEND OVERVIEW: The latest chapter in a compelling rivalry gets written Saturday afternoon as the first-place Oilers visit Dawn Tibbetts Potter Arena for a matchup with second-place Hillsdale...The Chargers have played Findlay tough at home in recent years, winning four of the past five home meetings with the Oilers dating back to the 2011-12 season...Balance has been a key to the Chargers' success this season, with four players - Nick Czarnoski, Stedman Lowry, Ryan Badowski and Nate Neveau - averaging 10 or more points per game...It's rare to see a college team with such scoring spread out the way Hillsdale does, but the Chargers have experience at all positions and players who are used to playing clutch minutes throughout their careers...Neveau in particular is a go-to player down the stretch and he's delivered with responsible ballhandling and deadly accuracy from the free throw line (85.3 percent on the season)...One year ago, Czarnowski had yet to record a double digit scoring game in his career, but now he's emerged as the team's leading scorer, averaging 14.6 points per game while being a steady point producer in the post...All of Hillsdale's skill and experience will be put to the test against an Oiler team yet to lose a game in conference play...The Oilers rank second in the G-MAC in scoring and first in turnover margin, meaning they are a supremely difficult team to play against...They are tough to slow down and don't make a lot of mistakes...The Chargers can counter with the conference's stingiest scoring defense...With a win, Hillsdale can pull to within one game of first place, though these teams do have one regular season meeting left, the 2017-18 finale at Findlay Feb. 24.

 

G-MAC Men's Basketball Standings | G-MAC Men's Basketball Stats