The Heidelberg University women’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the Kenyon Ladies, 64-56.
In front of a home crowd, the Heidelberg women battled a tough Kenyon squad, but fell behind early and were never able to recover.
Junior Emily Giel (Burton/Berkshire) had a team-high 18 points and three assists to accompany her two steals against Kenyon.
Senior Jordan Ickes (Wooster/Triway) shot over 50% from the floor, collecting ten points for the Student Princes. Ickes also tallied six rebounds in the loss.
Junior Kathleen Phillips (Sandusky/St. Mary’s) showed well for the Berg, tallying 13 points, five rebounds and two assists.
Off of the bench, junior Kyra Dorney (Fairborn/Greenon) collected a team-high seven rebounds against the Ladies. Freshman Allie Hawkins (Bucyrus), who also came off of the bench for the Student Princes, shot a perfect 2-2 from the free throw line.
The Berg would take their only lead of the contest at the 7:56 mark in the first half with a Paige Ricketts (Mineral City/Tusky Valley) layup. But from there the Berg would find themselves battling from behind the rest of the contest.
The Kenyon Ladies obtained their largest lead of the evening, a 17 point advantage, with 5:30 left to playing the game. However, the Berg would claw back to an eight deficit before the end of regulation.
The Heidelberg women’s basketball team and fifth year head coach Marcie Alberts will return to the hardwood on Wednesday, December 5, when they travel to Bexley, Ohio and open Ohio Athletic Conference play with Capital University. Tip-off between the Berg and the Crusaders is slated for 7:30 p.m.