Tiffin, Ohio – January 29, 2011 – Senior forward Jenny Miller (Tiffin, Ohio / Clyde) inked her name into the Heidelberg University women’s basketball annals with a jumper in the lane in the first minute against Muskingum University this afternoon. Miller became the 13th player in the history of the women’s program to eclipse 1,000 career points.
At the final horn the Berg suffered an 84-58 setback to the visiting Muskies. The setback drops Heidelberg to 1-18 overall and 0-12 in the OAC, while Muskingum improves to 10-9, 8-4.
Miller entered the contest one point shy of tying the milestone. At the 19:23 mark of the opening half she hauled in an offensive board and recorded a put back to top 1,000. She finished the contest with 16 points and was just shy of a double-double with nine boards. Thus far in her four-year career Miller has 1,015 points, which moves her in a tie for 11th all-time with Jamie Caporini (1994-97).
Miller’s record breaking jumper gave the Berg its only lead of the contest. Muskingum answered on the opposite end with eight consecutive points to take control of the game.
Joining Miller in double figures in the scoring column was freshman Kathleen Phillips (Sandusky, Ohio / St. Mary’s) who tied her career-best of 19. Kristen McConkey (New Carlisle, Ohio / Tecumseh) finished with six points and five rebounds.
Muskingum had four players in double figures led by Hannah Oakley’s game-high 24 points. Backing Oakley was Suzanne Nichols with 13 points, while Amanda Dobbins had a team-best eight boards.
For the game, Muskingum shot 49.1 percent (27-of-55) from the field, while the Berg hit a 35.8 percent clip (19-of-53). On the glass, Heidelberg held a slim 35-33 advantage.