The Tiffin University women's basketball team will host Purdue University Northwest on Thursday night, and then will take on Grand Valley State Saturday afternoon.
Tiffin University vs. Purdue University Northwest
Series Record: This is the first meeting between the two programs.
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Purdue Northwest: The Pride are 2-10 overall this season and 1-6 in the GLIAC. They're led in scoring by Shae Rhonehouse with 11.4 points per game. Ellie Michalski is the only other player in double figures for the Pride, scoring 10.3 points per game on 45.9% shooting from the field. Michalski is also the top rebounder for Purdue Northwest, collecting 9.5 per game which ranks 2nd in the GLIAC.
Tiffin: The Dragons are 5-10 overall and 1-6 in the GLIAC. Tiffin is led in scoring by Ali Schirmer with 12 points per game. Aida Martin and Cynthia Concepcion have been steady contributors for Tiffin, combining to net 14.9 points per game. Freshman Annie Santucci has done a nice job off the bench for Tiffin, averaging 7.1 points per game in 16 minutes of action.
Schirmer: Tiffin junior Ali Schirmer is having a career year, setting career highs in shooting percentage (39.5%), free throw percentage (100%), points per game (12.0), rebounds per game (3.3), and assist to turnover ratio (1.2).
Last Time Out: The Pride fell in their last contest by the final count of 91-66 to Northwood University. The Pride surrendered 14 three pointers to the Timberwolves and 50.7% shooting from the field.
Tiffin University vs. Grand Valley State University
Series Record: The Lakers hold an 11-0 lead in the all-time series.
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Lakers: Grand Valley State has won six straight games, and 9 of their last 10. Last weekend the Lakers defeated Saginaw Valley State and Northwood by a combined 40 points. Grand Valley State features four starters that average double figures, led by Jenn DeBoer with 12.9 points per game. Korynn Hincka leads the Lakers in rebounding with 8.1 per game, ranking 3rd in the GLIAC.
Tough On Defense: Grand Valley State is tops in the GLIAC in opponents points per game, holding the opposition to 57.3 points. The Lakers also rank 1st in opponent three point shooting percentage, only allowing a 26.2% success rate.
Success At The Line: Tiffin is hitting free throws at a 73.9% rate, 4th best in the GLIAC. Ali Schirmer leads Tiffin, hitting 30 of 30 chances this season.