Transy 65, BC 54
Bacon leads team with 19 points
By Ben Risinger, SID
January 17, 2004
The Bluffton College women's basketball team (1-14, 0-4 HCAC) were defeated by Transylvania University (8-5, 2-2 HCAC) 65-54 Saturday afternoon in Founders Hall.
The Pioneers led 40-27 at halftime off of 50 percent shooting for the first period. Starting the second half the Beavers narrowed the Transylvania lead to six points, 48-42 at the mark. The Pioneers answered right back with a 7-0 run to widen the lead to 13 points, with the Beavers never being able to answer back.
Leading Bluffton for the day was senior Lindsay Bacon (Troy/Troy) with 19 points. Freshman Tanya Rickenberg (Defiance/Paulding) was the only other Beaver in double digits with 11 points and six assists for the contest. Sophomore Karin Schaller (Jenera/Arlington) posted eight points, a team high 15 rebounds and five blocks for the game.
Turnovers hurt Bluffton again as they committed 17 to Transy's eight. The Pioneers then converted 13 points off of Beaver turnovers. The Pioneers defense shut down the inside game of Bluffton as the Beavers scored only eight points inside for the day to Transylvania 's 13 points.
Bluffton will be back on the road on Wednesday when they face HCAC opponent Mount St. Joseph . Tip off for the game is scheduled for .