Delaware, Ohio - November 23, 2010 - Senior Jenny Miller (Tiffin, Ohio / Clyde) and junior Chelsey Calhoun (Sullivan, Ohio / Black River) put together career outings, but it was not enough to lead the Heidelberg University women's basketball team to a victory over host Ohio Wesleyan Univeristy. At the final horn, OWU posted a hard fought 77-76 victory. The setback drops the Berg to 0-4 on the year, while OWU evens its record to 2-2.
After a bucket early by both sides, Heidelberg went on an 11-0 run to build a 13-2 advantage with 12:39 on the clock. Capping off the run, freshman Kathleen Phillips (Sandusky, Ohio / St. Mary's) connected from long range. Both sides battled to an 18-18 tie less than four minutes later to start a new ballgame. After four more ties, and four lead changes, Ohio Wesleyan connected on a lay up with 20 seconds on the clock to hold a 38-36 advantage at the break.
In the second half, OWU lead by as many as seven points on two seperate ocassions. However, the Berg did not give up and battled back to take the lead, 73-72, following three free throws by Emily Giel (Burton, Ohio / Burkshire). On its ensuing possession, OWU answered with its only field goal in the last 3:55 of the game. The shot was enough to regain the lead which they would never relinquish.
Heidelberg put up a fight in the final seconds. With 15 seconds left, Giel stole the ball to set up an eventual three-point attempt by Phillips with two seconds on the clock. Miller hauled in a Phillips miss and laid it in and drew a foul. The Berg trailed 78-76, but Miller could not convert the three-point play giving the host Battleing Bishops the win.
Fot the game, Heidelberg shot 40.0 percent (30-of-75) from the field, while OWU hit a 42.6 clip (39-of-69). On the glass, the Berg held a 46-45 advantage.
Miller led the way with a career-high 27 points on 12-of-17 shooting from the field. She hauled in a team-best eight rebounds. Backing Miller was Phillips with 16 points and Calhoun with a career-best 12 points. Calhoun was second on the team with six rebounds.