In their second-to-last home series of the season, the Oilers will play host to the conference leading Cedarville Yellow Jackets on Thursday, Jan. 31 and the Tiffin Dragons on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Despite the prediction of cold temperatures on Thursday, the games are set to be played as scheduled. Any change will be announced via the Oilers' website at athletics.findlay.edu and also on all of the Oilers' social media platforms.
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Cedarville: Findlay and Cedarville have faced off 33 times since their initial meeting in the 1982-83 season, a game won by the Oilers by a score of 83-78. This matchup has favored the Orange and Black as the Oilers hold a 25-8 advantage against the Yellow Jackets.
Tiffin: The Oilers have not played any team as much as they have played Tiffin. The two teams have met 56 times since their first meeting in 1984-85, a game the Oilers won 77-36. Consequently, Findlay has beaten Tiffin more than any other team, earning 45 wins against the Dragons.
Earlier in the year Findlay traveled to Tiffin and cruised to a win over the Dragons 89-69. Anna Hintz scored 28 points and had 10 rebounds whlie Allie Thobe scored a career-high 18 points, had seven assists, and eight rebounds. Jenna Stegmaier added 14 points while Ellerbrock scored eight and had three blocks.
Findlay (13-5, 9-4 G-MAC)
Findlay is in great position for a high seed in the conference tournament as the second round of league play begins. The Oilers have won seven of their last nine games and have just four games remaining.
Senior Anna Hintz has been a standout all season and is averaging 18.3 ppg to go along with 8.7 reb. Both of those statistics are tops in the G-MAC. She is also moving up the Oilers all-time scoring list as she now sits at 1,298 points scored which is good for seventh all-time. She could break into the top five this week as she is chasing Nicole Clever (1993-95) and Trisha Lauck (1996-99) who scored 1,331 and 1,337 points in their careers, respectively.
Guard Allie Thobe has stepped up lately as she is averaging 7.4 points per game this season to go along with 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Thobe has four games this season where she has had at least 5 rebounds and 5 assists and is averaging 6.0 rebounds in her previous three games.
Cedarville (16-3, 12-1 G-MAC)
The Yellow Jackets have rattled off six straight wins and hold the top spot in the G-MAC standings. At just three losses this season, two of those have come against nationally ranked opponents.
Sharpshooter Baylee Bennett is nailing nearly 50% of her shots from deep and leads the team at 13.2 points per game. She has made 57 triples this season.
Abby Wolford, Ashlyn Huffman, and Regina Hochstetler are all scoring in double-figures for Cedarville.
Tiffin (7-12, 4-9 G-MAC)
Tiffin has won four straight contests after losing their previous five. All four of those wins have come on their home floor.
Sophomore Annie Santucci is their leading scorer at 15.3 points per game while freshman standout Aarion Nichols is contributing 10.2 ppg. Senior Allie Miller is also in double-figures at 10.1 ppg. Santucci is making three deep balls per game while connecting on 36% from three point range while Nichols is the team's leading rebounder at 6.3 boards per contest.