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Purdue Northwest Women's Basketball Hosts Tiffin, No. 1 Ashland

Purdue Northwest Women's Basketball Hosts Tiffin, No. 1 Ashland
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Purdue Northwest Women's Basketball Hosts Tiffin, No. 1 Ashland

HAMMOND, Ind. & WESTVILLE, Ind. -- The Purdue University Northwest women's basketball team hosts a pair of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opponents with Tiffin (Ohio) coming to Westville on Thursday and No. 1 Ashland (Ohio) for Senior Day in Hammond on Saturday.

The Dragons (8-16, 4-12 GLIAC) take on the Pride (4-17, 3-13 GLIAC) at H.D. Kesling Gymnasium at the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex in Westville at 5 p.m. CT on Thursday.

The Eagles (24-0, 16-0 GLIAC) match up with the Pride at John Friend Court at the Fitness & Recreation Center in Hammond starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.

PNW traveled to Detroit, Mich., last Sunday to face Wayne State, but fell short losing 73-51 to the Warriors. Freshman Lanie Allen (East Noble, Ind./East Noble) posted 13 points to lead the Pride. Freshman Taylor Vauters (Rockville, Ind./Riverton Parke) finished in double figures as well for Purdue Northwest scoring 11 points.  Senior Ellie Michalski (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) added seven points and game-high 12 rebounds.

Tiffin is coming off a 53-52 win against Lake Superior State (Mich.) on Saturday, Feb 10. The Dragons are led by junior guard Allie Miller, who averages 15.4 points per contest. 

Ashland is the No. 1 ranked NCAA Division II team in the country. The Eagles are coming off a 122-53 victory against Ferris State (Mich.). AU is led by senior Laina Snyder, who averages 19.5 points and pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game.

Tiffin leads the series, 2-0. In the last match-up back on Jan 11., the Pride fell in a 54-46 loss to the Dragons. Shae Rhonehouse (Fremont, Ind./Fremont) had 16 points, while Ellie Michalski finished with 17 rebounds.

Ashland leads the all-time series, 1-0, when the Eagles won on Jan. 13.  PNW fell 120-47 despite 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists by junior Michaela Kikendall (Morristown, Ind./Morristown).

Live stats will be available to view on Stretch Internet. All of PNW's home basketball games can be found here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/pnw/

Live video can be viewed on WJOB's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WJOB.1230/

Admission for all Pride basketball home contests is $6 for adults 18 and up and $4 for children ages 4-17. Children ages 3 and under are free. The ticket office accepts cash only. The Dworkin Complex is located at 1401 S. U.S. 421, Westville, IN 46391. The Fitness & Recreation Center is located at 2300 173rd Street, Hammond, Ind. For detailed directions, nearby restaurants, and other information, please refer to the Travel Guide located here: http://www.pnwathletics.com/fanzone/visitorsguide/

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