Weekly Recap Dec. 14
Bluffton drops lone game to No. 5 Capital on week
By Ben Risinger, sports information director
December 13, 2004
The Bluffton University women's basketball team (3-5) dropped their lone game last
week to Capital University 76-51 on Dec. 9. The team will be idle this week with their
next contest on Monday, Dec. 20 when the Beavers host Thomas More in Founders Hall.
Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
No. 5 Capital University 76, Bluffton University 51
BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's basketball team (3-5) was defeated 76-51 by the No. 5 Capital University Crusaders (7-0) on Dec. 9.
Two freshmen posted career high games to lead the Beavers in scoring. Amanda Bell (Napoleon/Liberty-Center) led the team with 12 points and Kelly Metzger (Bluffton/Bluffton) ended the evening with 10. Junior Karin Schaller (Jenera/Arlington) led the team with five rebounds and two blocks. Freshman Ashleigh Stallkamp (Paulding/Paulding) led both squads with five steals.
Bluffton tied the game at ten early on in the first period but found the Crusaders
go on a 20-4 run to make the score 30-14 with five minutes left in the half. At halftime
the score was Capital 41, Bluffton 21. The Beavers fought back in the second period
but could not overcome the 20-point halftime deficit as they fell to Capital 76-51.
For the contest Bluffton committed 29 turnovers to Capital's 18. The Crusaders grabbed down 42 rebounds (18 offensive, 24 defensive) compared to Bluffton's 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive).
Leading the Beavers on the season
Freshman Ashleigh Stallkamp leads Bluffton in scoring with 110 points for the season. Stallkamp averages 13.8 points per game as she ranks 10th in the Heartland Conference in scoring. Stallkamp also leads the team in steals with 24. Sophomore Tanya Rickenberg leads Bluffton with 20 assists on the year which ranks her at 10th in the HCAC. Freshman Lindsay Bush posts a team-high 57 rebounds (24 offensive, 33 defensive) to rank sixth in the conference (7.1 rpg average). Junior Karin Schaller leads the Beavers in blocked shots with 31 and is second on the team in rebounds with 47 (17 offensive, 30 defensive).