Wilmington, Ohio – January 9, 2010 – The Heidelberg University women’s basketball team suffered a 57-53 setback to host Wilmington College in an Ohio Athletic Conference match up. The loss drops Heidelberg to 3-11 overall and 2-5 in the OAC, while the Quakers even their record at 7-7 and are 3-4 against league foes.
Both teams battled shooting woes throughout the entire contest. In the end, Heidelberg shot 28.2 percent (20-of-71) from the field compared to 24.1 percent (14-of-58) by the Quakers. Wilmington held a 52-51 advantage on the glass.
Heidelberg’s Stacey Richard (Galloway, Ohio / Central Crossing) opened the game with a three-pointer for an early lead. The Berg built its largest lead of the game at five points, 14-9, following two Jenny Miller (Tiffin, Ohio / Clyde) free throws with 7:58 on the clock.
Wilmington answered with a 6-2 run to cut its deficit to one, 16-15, with just under five minutes to play in the first half. The Quakers went on to take the lead, 20-18, at the 2:28 mark and held a 23-21 advantage at the break.
In the second half, the shooting woes continued for both teams. The game was tied on six occasions and the lead changed hands eight times. Richard hit a jumper with 1:51 left in the game to give the Berg a 48-46 lead. Wilmington responded with a 6-0 run to take control of the game.
Heidelberg quieted the run with a trey from Lyndsey DaVault (Orrville, Ohio / Orrville), but Wilmington answered with a three-pointer of its own on its ensuing trip down the floor to help seal the win.
For Heidelberg, Miller led three in double figures with 18 points, to go along with six rebounds. Richard finished with 13 points and five boards, while DaVault had 10 points and five rebounds off the bench.