Pink T-shirts flooded Seiberling Gymnasium in support of Hoops for the Cure as the Heidelberg University women’s basketball team hosted the Blue Streaks of John Carroll University.
Despite leading by three at the half, the Berg fell to the Blue Streaks 79-68, after being outscored, 44-28 in the second half.
Junior Kathleen Phillips (Sandusky/St. Mary’s) had a historic night as she tied her career high, set a season ago, with 36 points. In scoring her 36 points, Phillips knocked down 16 field goals, which surpasses Brittany Skolnicki who tallied 15 field goals back on December 21, 2007.
Phillips eclipses 1,100 career points with her performance against the Blue Streaks. She is currently 11th on the Heidelberg career points list with 1,101 career buckets, two points shy of breaking into the top ten.
Phillips collected four rebounds, one assist and two steals against the Blue Streaks.
Freshman Nicole Payne (Lewis Center/Olentangy), who came off of the bench for the Berg, was the only other Student Prince to reach double figures with ten. Payne tallied two rebounds and one steal in the loss.
Sophomore Paige Ricketts (Mineral City/Tusky Valley) only scored four points against John Carroll, but collected nine rebounds, and seven assists. Ricketts reached a career high with her seven assists, toping the six she collected against the College of Mount St. Joseph earlier this season.
The Blue Streaks were led by Beth Switzler and Melissa Spahar who scored 23 and 22 points respectively. Switzler earned a double-double with 12 rebounds against the Berg.
The Heidelberg women move to 5-15 overall, 1-12 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Berg lady roundballers are riding a ten game losing streak.
The Heidelberg women’s basketball team will return to action on Saturday, February 2, 2013 when they travel to Marietta, Ohio to battle the Pioneers of Marietta College. The women’s game will be the first half of a men’s-women’s double-header.
Tipoff between the Pioneers and the Student Princes is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. followed by the men’s game, which is slated for a 3:00 p.m. tip.