Bluffton women take third at Wilmington Tip-off Tournament

November 21, 2000

The Bluffton College women's basketball team took a third place finish last weekend at the Wilmington College Tip-off Tournament and are now 1-1 on the season. BC was to have traveled to Cedarville College on Tuesday night and will be back in action on December 2 against Oberlin College at 5:30 in Founders Hall.

Senior guard Kristy Crall (Bucyrus/Wynford) was named to the all-tournament team after scoring 20 points to go along with four assists and six rebounds in Bluffton's consolation game victory over Albion.

Ohio Wesleyan
Bluffton fell to Ohio Wesleyan University Friday night 79-63 in the first game of the season for both teams.

Bluffton's Jen Bear scored a career high 26 points to lead all scorers in the game, but was the only BC player in double figures. She added a team-high five rebounds and four steals, as well.

Bluffton took a one-point lead with five minutes gone by in the game, but it would be their last advantage of the night as the Beavers would go on to trail by 11 at halftime, 39-28. Ohio Wesleyan went up by as many as 22 points in the second half before taking their 16-point win.

Kristin Helvey collected nine points, while Elizabeth Snavely scored eight points and Melissa James accounted for six.

Bluffton took a 78-74 victory over Albion College Saturday night in the tournament's consolation game.

Four BC players hit in double figures and four other players scored at least six points while the defense forced 28 Albion turnovers and racked up a 43-37 rebounding advantage. Bluffton took a 30-24 lead into the lockerroom at halftime and went up by 14 points with 6:57 left in the game.

Albion, however, went on a 22-10 run at that point to close the gap to just two points four different times in the final minute of play, but Kristy Crall hit five of six foul shots in the final minute and Amy Aschemeier sank two free tosses with one second remaining to seal the verdict for the Beavers.

Crall played all 40 minutes of the contest and scored a game-high 20 points and added six steals and four assists. Accounting for 10 points each were Bree Wood, Elizabeth Snavely and Amy Aschemeier, while Jennifer Treat nailed two 3-pointers and ended the game with eight points.