TIFFIN, Ohio—Freshman forward Abbey Geraghty (Rossford) scored 12 points and did not miss a shot, going three-of-three from the field and six-of-six from the free throw line, but the Heidelberg University women’s basketball team lost to Muskingum University, 84-53, today in an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader at Performance Court in New Concord, Ohio. Suzanne Nichols scored a game-high 15 points and Amanda Dobbins recorded a double-double with 12 markers and a game-high 10 rebounds and added six assists and four steals for Muskingum.
In addition to Geraghty for Heidelberg (2-7, 0-3 OAC), sophomore guard Kathleen Phillips (Sandusky/St. Mary’s) matched Geraghty for a team-high 12 points, pulled down four rebounds and tallied five steals. Local sophomore Megan Miller (Tiffin/Columbian) scored 11 points and junior guard Jordan Ickes (Wooster/Triway) matched a season-high by passing for four assists.
Carissa Bosch poured in 12 points and Gabbi Davis had 10 points of her own to go with five assists and four steals to aid the Fighting Muskies’ (3-3, 1-2 OAC) effort.
The Berg opened the game on an 8-0 run capped by a jumper by Ickes at the 16:41 mark.
The Fighting Muskies then went on a 9-1 run to tie that game at 9-9 with 13:20 on the clock as Hannah Nelson made a lay-up.
A Carissa Bosch steal just 11 seconds later led to a fast break lay-up by Gabbi Davis to give Muskingum its first lead of the game at 11-9, which it would not relinquish.
Muskingum pushed its lead to 14 points at 31-18 when Amanda Dobbins canned a jumper at the 6:30 mark and led by as many as 17 points during the first half.
The Tri-Color finished the half on a 4-2 run as freshman guard Paige Ricketts (Mineral City/Tusky Valley) made a pair of free throws with less than a minute to go and Geraghty hit a lay-up with only eight seconds on the clock, as Heidelberg looked at a 39-24 deficit going into the intermission.
Muskingum began the second half on a 12-5 run, taking a 51-29 lead at the 15:35 mark. Heidelberg was then held scoreless for nearly three minutes before Phillips sank a pair of free throws at 12:53, cutting Muskingum’s lead to 55-31.
Hannah Mountjoy hit a three-pointer at the 2:56 mark to give Muskingum its first 30-point lead at 80-50 and the Muskies coasted the rest of the way to their third win of the season.
Heidelberg shot just 27.8 percent (15-of-54) from the field, but was 20-of-30 shooting from the charity stripe. Muskingum was 45.0 percent (27-of-60) shooting and a blistering 95.7 percent (22-of-23) from the line.
The Berg will enjoy a 10-day layoff before hosting John Carroll University on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.