Weekly Recap Jan. 25
Beavers drop two HCAC matchups; team to host Take a Kid to the Game Day
Sports Information Staff Report
January 25, 2005
The Bluffton University women's basketball team (4-13, 1-5 HCAC) lost both of their
Heartland Conference contests last week. The Beavers were defeated at home by Mount
St. Joseph 80-62 and dropped to Anderson University 74-57 on the road. This week the
women's team will be at home for two HCAC contests. On Jan. 26 the team will host
rival Defiance College (7:30 p.m. tip off) and on Jan. 29 the Beavers will host Hanover
College (1 p.m. tip off).
Bluffton will host Take a Kid to the Game Day on Saturday, Jan. 29. Any child age 14 and under will receive free admission and special prizes with the purchase of an adult ticket ($3). Log on to the Bluffton sports website at www.blufftonbeavers.com for more information on the event.
Mount St. Joseph 80, Bluffton University 62
BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's basketball team (4-12, 1-4 HCAC) was defeated 80-62 by Mount St. Joseph (8-8, 2-3 HCAC) on Jan. 19 in Founders Hall.
The Beavers jumped out to an early 13-2 lead four minutes into the game but could
not hold on as the Mount came back and took the lead for good, 20-19 with 5:58 left
in the first half. The Lions posted solid shooting in the first period at 52 percent
(14-of-27) compared to 37 percent (10-of-27) for Bluffton. Combined with 14 first
period turnovers, the Beavers found themselves down by 10 points at halftime 33-23.
Bluffton fought their way back into the game in the second half and came within five points twice early on. The Mount would go on a 15-0 run midway through the period and the Beavers never recovered losing by a final score of 80-62.
Bluffton finished the game by shooting 41 percent (25-of-60) compared to the Lions 53 percent (31-of-59). The Beavers were also out rebounded by Mount St. Joseph 39-35.
Leading Bluffton on the game was freshman Ashleigh Stallkamp (Paulding/Paulding) with 16 points and a team-high six rebounds. Freshman Amanda Bell (Napoleon/Liberty-Center) posted a career high with 13 points and tied her career high in assists with four.
Anderson University 74, Bluffton University 57
ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University women's basketball team (4-13, 1-5 HCAC) was defeated 74-57 by Anderson University (2-15, 2-4 HCAC) on Jan. 22.
Leading the Beavers on the afternoon was sophomore Tanya Rickenberg (Paulding/Paulding) with 23 points and five assists. Freshman Angie Lee (Mt. Blanchard/Vanlue) scored a career high 11 points and pulled down a team high five rebounds. Freshman Ashleigh Stallkamp (Paulding/Paulding) rounded out double digit scoring with ten points. Junior Karin Schaller (Jenera/Arlington) knocked down three blocks.
The first half saw the Beavers push Anderson's lead to one point before the Ravens would go on a 16-5 scoring run to take a twelve point lead into the half, 41-29. Bluffton would challenge the Ravens lead in the second period by pulling within nine points at the twelve minute twenty-six second mark. Key rebounds and good shooting would propel Anderson to a 74-57 Heartland Conference victory.
Both teams shot 43 percent in the game. Anderson went 25-of-57 from the field with Bluffton sinking 21-of-48 buckets. The Ravens led in rebounding with 43 boards to Bluffton's 26 rebounds.
Leading the Beavers on the season
HCAC team statistics
The team leads the Heartland Conference in blocked shots with 84 on the year (4.94 average per game). The Beavers rank second in the conference in offensive rebounds with 270 (15.88 average per game) and sixth in defensive rebounds with 417 (24.53 average per game).
Individual statistical leaders
Ashleigh Stallkamp leads Bluffton and ranks eighth in the conference in scoring with a 13.1 points per game average (223 total points). Stallkamp also leads the squad with 40 steals (fifth in HCAC) and 96 rebounds (14th in HCAC). Tanya Rickenberg averages 11.8 points per game to place 13th in the conference and leads the Beavers in assists with 38 for the year (11th in HCAC). Rickenberg posts a .422 field goal percentage (10th in HCAC) and a .713 free throw percentage (eighth in HCAC) to lead Bluffton. Karin Schaller leads the Beavers and the conference in blocked shots with 50 for the season (2.94 average per game) and ranks second on the team in rebounds with 93 total (16th in HCAC).