As the regular season winds down, the Oilers sit in fourth in the current point standings, which is important as the top four teams earn the right to host their first round tournament game. Findlay hosts the teams in sixth and seventh in the point standings this week as Ohio Dominican and Tiffin come to town on Thursday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 15, respectively. Those games will time at 5:30 pm and 1:00 pm.
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Ohio Dominican: Findlay and Ohio Dominican have squared off 29 times in their history. The Oilers have a 19-10 record in those games. The teams first played in the 1991-92 season in the NAIA District 22 Playoffs, a game Findlay lost 77-69.
Last year, the Panthers got the better of the Oilers twice, winning in Findlay 76-71 and later winning in Columbus, 67-65.
Tiffin: Findlay and Tiffin have squared off 57 times in their series together with the Oilers holding a big 46-11 advantage. The teams first met to open the 1984-85 season, a game the Oilers won 77-36.
The Oilers defeated Tiffin earlier this season, 67-66 in Tiffin. Sydney Kin, who scored 23 points, was fouled with just tenths of a second left on the clock and sank one-of-two free throws to seal the one-point victory.
Findlay (12-11, 8-5 G-MAC)
At 8-5 in the G-MAC this season, Findlay is currently in fourth in the conference point standings and looking to play host to a conference tournament quarterfinal for the third consecutive season.
Findlay has won twice in their previous six games, with all of those losses coming to teams currently ranked in the top 25.
Sophomore Sydney Kin is the leading scorer for Findlay at 15.7 points per game. She has scored 20 or more points in seven games this season, all of which have come since Dec. 17. Kin is also collecting 8.0 rebounds per contest, which also leads the team and ranks third in the conference.
Sophomore Amber Schweiger has seen an uptick in her scoring as she has scored double-figures in each of her previous four games. She is now second on the team at 9.9 points per game and leads the team at 4.1 assists per game.
Ohio Dominican (14-10, 9-5 G-MAC)
The Panthers are one of the hottest teams in the conference right now. Winners of five straight games and nine of their previous ten, there's no doubt that ODU is peaking at the right time.
Junior Angela Troyer, a second team all-G-MAC performer last season, leads the team at 15.3 points per game and shoots 41% from beyond the three-point line. Senior Alexa Fisher, also a second team performer last season, is pouring in 14.8 points per game and leads the team with 3.3 assists.
Senior Brittleigh Macaulay and sophomore Kennedy Schlabach are scoring 10.8 and 10.3 ppg., respectively.
Tiffin (10-14, 5-9 G-MAC)
The Dragons have won two consecutive games and three of their previous four and are averaging more than 75 points per game over that stretch.
Sophomore Aarion Nichols is the team's leading scorer at 14.6 points per game and takes more than 13 shots per game. She also leads the team in assists (3.3) and steals (1.6).
Junior Brooke Wesner is scoring 8.4 ppg while sophomore Jasmine Watts is scoring 8.3.