BC falls twice at PSB Tip-Off TournamentNovember 19, 2001
The Bluffton College women's basketball team began the 2001-02 season last weekend with two losses at the Penn State-Behrend Tip-Off Tournament in Pennsylvania. The Beavers fell to the tournament hosts on Friday night 73-54 and were dealt a 74-47 loss by Alvernia College on Saturday afternoon in the consolation game.
Junior Melissa James was named the all-tournament team as she collected 17 points and 11 rebounds in the two games.
Kristin led Bluffton in scoring over the weekend with 21 points and junior Lyndsey Robinson added 10 boards.
Bluffton will face Cedarville University on Tuesday night in the Beavers' home opener. BC will travel to Capital University on Saturday afternoon before returning to Founders Hall on Nov. 28 to take on Heartland Conference foe Manchester College at 7:00.
Penn State Behrend recap
Tournament host Penn State Behrend shot 53% from the floor en route to a 73-54 victory over Bluffton College Friday night in the opening game of the 2001-02 season.
Bluffton got 12 points from Helvey and freshman Kerrie Ericson, but were held to a 34% shooting clip from the floor and were 3-15 from beyond the 3-point arc. Robinson added eight points, while James chipped in seven.
Penn State Behrend jumped out to a 13-2 lead early in the game and led by 16 points at halftime. Two buckets from Melissa James, including a 3-pointer, and a layup from Helvey cut the deficit to 11 points with 7:15 left in the game, but the hosts scored 10 of the game's final 13 points to claim the victory.
Bluffton kept the score close for most of the first half, but Alvernia College pulled away down the stretch to collect a 74-47 win on Saturday afternoon in the consolation game of the Penn State Behrend Tip-Off Tournament.
Helvey's layup with 10:37 left in the first half cut Alvernia's lead to just one point at 14-13, but it would all the closer the Beavers would get. James scored 10 points to be the only BC player to score in double figures. She added a team-high three assists and two steals, while Helvey added nine points and a team-high six rebounds and Robinson chipped in eight points.