Transylvania University 56, Bluffton University 45
By Ben Risinger, sports information director
January 15, 2005
The Bluffton University women's basketball team (4-11, 1-3 HCAC) was defeated by Transylvania University (12-2, 3-1 HCAC) 56-45 on Jan. 15.
Leading the way for the Beavers and posting her first career double-double was freshman
Ashleigh Stallkamp (Paulding/Paulding) with 16 points, 13 rebounds and a team-high six steals. Sophomore
Tanya Rickenberg (Paulding/Paulding) also threw in 16 points to end the double digit scoring. Junior
Karin Schaller (Jenera/Arlington) posted 10 rebounds and three blocks.
In the first half of play the Beavers were down early on and fought hard to make up the deficit. At halftime the score was Transylvania 40, Bluffton 21. The second half proved much better for Bluffton as they squeezed the Pioneers' lead down to six points twice. The Beavers used steady defense in the final period to score 11 points off of 10 Pioneer turnovers.
Bluffton shot 42 percent (8-of-19) from the field for the half compared to Transylvania's 15 percent (4-of-26) shooting percentage. Even with the great comeback Bluffton was not able to take the game as they fell 56-45.
The Beavers will be back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 19 when they host conference opponent Mount St. Joseph. Tip off for the game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.