FC 63, BC 52
Karin Schaller ties single game block record (9) for second consecutive game; Tanya Rickenberg posts second career double-double
By Ben Risinger, SID
January 14, 2004
The Bluffton College women's basketball team (1-13, 0-3 HCAC) were defeated by the Franklin Grizzlies (12-2, 3-0 HCAC) 63-52 on Wednesday night.
started the evening by taking quick advantage of Bluffton, picking up the lead to
start things off. At the 9:47 mark in the first half the Beavers went up to take the
lead for the remainder of the period going into halftime with a 31-27 lead.
came out of the locker room and quickly diminished the Beaver lead to be up for the
rest of the game.
Leading the Beavers for the night was freshman Tanya Rickenberg (Defiance/Paulding) with 18 points and 10 rebounds for her second career double-double, shooting an incredible 10-for-12 from the free throw line. Rickenberg also threw in two blocks for the contest (career high). Sophomore Karin Schaller (Jenera/Arlington) posted 17 points, nine rebounds and nine blocked shots for the evening. Schaller tied her own single game block record with nine blocks for the second consecutive game.
Franklin posted 53 rebounds for the night to Bluffton's 45. The Grizzlies hurt the Beavers on the offensive boards as they posted 26 second chance points for the game, to BC's six. Franklin also scored 22 points off of turnovers to Bluffton's 11.
The Beavers will be back at home on Saturday when they face Transylvania. Tip off for the game is slated for 2 pm.