Weekly Recap 12-08
Schaller ties own record, posts second double-double
By Ben Risinger, SID
The Bluffton College women's basketball team played one game last week, losing to Capital 65-50 for their 2003 home opener. The Beavers are now 0-4 for the 2003 campaign.
Capital 65, Bluffton 50
The Beavers led 27-25 going into halftime, but a 12-1 run by Capital to start the second half was too much for Bluffton.
The Beavers found themselves down by as much as 17 points in the second and pulled back to tighten the Crusaders lead to 9, 57-48. Bluffton just could not close the gap in the second half as every attempt fell short.
Sophomore Karin Schaller (Jenera/Arlington) tied her single game block record with 8 and posted 10 points and 14 rebounds for her second career double-double. Leading the Beavers in scoring was senior Lindsay Bacon (Troy/Troy) with 13 points for the contest. Rounding off the double figure scoring was freshman Tanya Rickenberg (Defiance/Paulding) with 10 points, she also posted a team high 6 assists.
Senior Kelsey Studer (Delta/Delta) posted a career high 8 points. Sophomore Michelle DeVault (Fostoria/Hopewell-Loudon) also had a career high in points with 8 for the night.
Bluffton shot 35 percent for the game compared to Capital's 31 percent.
Senior Lindsay Bacon leads Bluffton this season with 12.2 points per game and five three-pointers and is currently 8th in scoring in the Heartland Conference. She has made 13-of-16 free throws for the year, which places her at sixth in the league at .812 percent. Freshman Tanya Rickenberg adds 11.2 points per game which places her at 8th in the HCAC in scoring (2nd on team), and leads the conference in assists, averaging 4.75 per game. She is also 16th in the HCAC in rebounding, pulling down 5.2 boards per game. Sophomore Karin Schaller ranks 1st on the team and conference in rebounding, averaging 12 boards per game. She leads both the men and women in the league in blocks with 23 for the season. In points per game Schaller is tied for 18th in the conference in scoring, averaging 10.5 points per game.
Bluffton will be back in action this Saturday after a week off for finals. The Beavers will travel to Denison for a 2 pm tip off.