HIRAM, Ohio -- Despite having three players in double-figures, Heidelberg University women's basketball fell to Hiram College 59-58 in non-conference action on Wednesday.
Junior Kathleen Phillips (Sandusky/St. Mary) scored 19 points to lead all scorers. Senior Jordan Ickes (Wooster/Triway) and junior Megan Miller (Tiffin/Columbian) each added 11 in the losing effort.
The game was close throughout, with neither team holding a lead of more than six points.
Heidelberg (3-4) held a 25-23 advantage at halftime.
With the score tied at 58 in the closing seconds, Heidelberg head coach Marcie Alberts called timeout to draw up a play. Phillips took a shot with less than ten seconds to play, but Hiram grabbed the rebound. Without a timeout, the Terriers advanced the ball across midcourt. With less than two seconds to play, Heidelberg committed a foul, which sent Hiram's Calysia Smyers to the line. Smyers hit the first free throw, but missed the second. Paige Ricketts (Mineral City/Tusky Valley) got the rebound and called timeout.
After advancing the ball to midcourt, Ickes last-ditch effort to win the game hit the front of the rim.
Ricketts finished with a team-high eight rebounds.
Danielle Day led Hiram (4-5) with 12 points.
Heidelberg shot 81% from the line, but attempted just two foul shots in the second half.
The Student Princes return to action on Saturday. Marietta College travels to Tiffin for a basketball doubleheader in Seiberling Gymnasium. The women's game tips off at 1 p.m., with the men's game to follow.