MSJ 67, BC 49
Tanya Rickenberg leads team with 14 points, shoots an awesome 12-of-12 from the free throw line
By Ben Risinger, SID
January 21, 2004
women's basketball team (1-15, 0-5 HCAC) was defeated by
(7-8, 3-2 HCAC) 67-49 on Wednesday night.
Freshman Tanya Rickenberg (Defiance/Paulding) led Bluffton on the contest with 14 points, shooting an incredible 12-of-12 from the free throw line. Senior Lindsay Bacon (Troy/Troy) posted 10 points for the evening. Sophomore Karin Schaller (Jenera/Arlington) led the team with six rebounds and five blocks for the game.
Leading Mount St. Joseph on the night was Katie Swart with 18 points. Virginia Grace chipped in another 10 for the Lions.
Mount St. Joseph steadily controlled the ball game from the beginning, going up with a 9-0 run to start the game. The Beavers would not give up however as they tightened the lead to 27-22 midway through the first half. The five point lead would be the closest that Bluffton would come to the Lions for the remainder of the game. Heading into halftime the MSJ led 35-26.
Hurting the Beavers were the 31 turnovers in the game compared to the Lion's 18. Mount St. Joseph converted 31 points off of Bluffton turnovers for the night. Bluffton shot 29 percent for the game to the Lion's 39 percent. MSJ grabbed 44 rebounds to the Beavers 38.
Bluffton College will be back at home in Founders Hall on Saturday when they host HCAC opponent Anderson University . Tip off for the contest is slated for .