Apprentice 50, BC 47
Karin Schaller posts first career double-double
By Ben Risinger, SID
November 21, 2003
TIFFIN, OHIO - The Bluffton College women's basketball team (0-1) opened up to a very close game, but couldn't pull out the win on Friday night. The final score was The Apprentice School 50, Bluffton 47. Bluffton put up a good fight to the Builders as The Apprentice School has been the United States Collegiate Athletic Association national champion two out of the last three years.
Sophomre Karin Schaller (Jenera/Arlington) had a double-double for the first time of her career. She posted 15 points and 18 rebounds for the Beavers.
Early in the game Bluffton found themselves down 13-7 to go on a 7-2 run to tie the game 15-15 with left in the first. The Beavers then led until two minutes left in the first half, 18-17, to find themselves down by two going into halftime, 21-19. In the second half Bluffton would tie the score twice but never regain the lead. With left to play the Beavers would be down 48-45 when Schaller picked up the foul. She would hit both free throws to tighten the score to 48-47 in favor of The Apprentice School. After the Builders took possession Tiffany Johnson of The Apprentice School would make a bucket with five seconds left for the final of 50-47.
Senior Lindsay Bacon (Troy/Troy) was the other Beaver in double digit scoring with 14 points for the evening. Freshman Tanya Rickenberg (Defiance/Paulding) led the team with five assists.
Comparatively, Bluffton shot 28 percent from the field to the Builders 24 percent. Bluffton will be back in action Saturday night when they play Heidelberg at