TIFFIN, Ohio—The Heidelberg University women’s basketball team will close the 2011 calendar year tomorrow night when it hosts John Carroll University in an Ohio Athletic Conference game at Seiberling Gymnasium. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.
Live stats for the game will be available at http://www.heidelberg.edu/statcrew/wbb/xlive.htm.
The Berg (2-7, 0-3 OAC) is looking to snap a five-game losing streak following an 84-53 loss at Muskingum University (Dec. 10). in New Concord, Ohio. Despite the loss, freshman forward Abbey Geraghty (Rossford) did not miss a shot, going three-of-three from the field and six-of-six from the free throw line en route to scoring 12 points. 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.
Through nine games, Phillips leads the OAC in scoring by averaging 17.4 points per game, shoots 37.8 percent (51-of-135) from the field, and is ninth in the league in free throw percentage at 83.3 percent (31-of-37). Miller is second on the team in scoring 7.8 ppg. and tallies 4.3 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Emily Giel (Burton/Burkshire) tallied 7.7 ppg. and is second on the team with both 12 assists and 11 steals. Junior guard Jordan Ickes (Wooster/Triway) scores 7.6 ppg. and leads the team with 16 assists. Geraghty, who has started the last three games, is scoring 3.0 ppg. and leads the team with eight blocks.
JCU (3-6, 0-4 OAC) comes to Tiffin looking to break a five-game losing slide of its own after a 72-64 loss to OAC foe Otterbein University on Saturday. The Blue Streaks are led in scoring and rebounding by Melissa Spahar, who averages 15.2 ppg. and 9.0 rpg., and has team-highs of a 42.7 (56-of-131) field goal percentage and 19 steals. Emilee Ritchie tallies 12.4 ppg. and shoots a blistering 84.6 percent (33-of-39) from the charity stripe. Allison Lustig scores 8.1 ppg. and has passed for a team-high 44 assists. Emily Day averages 3.7 ppg. and 3.0 rpg., while Meghan Weber tallies 3.3 ppg. and 3.8 rpg.
Following tomorrow’s tilt, the Berg will enjoy a 12-day lay-off before facing Oberlin College on Jan. 2 in Oberlin in the team’s final non-conference game of the season.