BC 68, Lake Erie 50
Lindsay Bacon scores career high 25 points, Karin Schaller breaks single game block record with 9 for contest and posts double-double with 10 points and 18 rebounds
By Ben Risinger, SID
January 3, 2004
BLUFFTON , OHIO - The Bluffton College women's basketball team (1-10) picked up their first win of the season at home on Saturday afternoon by defeating Lake Erie College (1-7) 68-50.
"The team finally deserves to get a win. If we play like we did today there really is no team that we can't beat," Head Coach Amanda Curtis said. "I'm very proud of the way that the team played. We didn't have the mental mistakes that hurt us. Now, going into the conference season we can have some momentum and confidence that we can beat our opponents."
There were many positives for the contest too. Senior Lindsay Bacon (Troy/Troy) threw in a career high 25 points. Freshman Tanya Rickenberg (Defiance/Paulding) had 15 points and six assists. Junior Christina Champion (Oregon/Clay) had career highs in points (11), rebounds (9) and assists (4). Finishing the double digits for Bluffton was Sophomore Karin Schaller (Jenera/Arlington) with 10 points and 18 boards for the double-double. Schaller broke her single game block record with nine for the contest. She surpassed her old record of eight for the season.
Lake Erie led with the first bucket of the game, but did not lead for the rest of the contest on Saturday. The Beavers shot 42 percent for the game compared to Lake Erie 's 30 percent. Bluffton also led the battle of the boards with 52 rebounds to The Storm's 28. Bluffton had season highs in points with 68 and free throws made (23).
The Beavers will open Heartland Conference action this Wednesday when they travel to Manchester . Tip off is scheduled for . The game will be broadcast live on 107.1 FM WDOH and live via the internet at www.wdoh.com.