Bergman named HCAC player-of-the-week
Bergman honored for outstanding play by Heartland Conference
By Ben Risinger, sports information director
January 24, 2005
BLUFFTON, Ohio - Junior Scott Bergman (Elmore/Woodmore) was named the Heartland Conference's men's basketball player-of-the-week for the week ending Jan. 23. Bergman also received player-of-the-week honors earlier this season on Jan. 9 for his effort against Hanover College.
Bergman set a new school record on Jan. 22 as he posted 50 points in the Beavers defeat of Heartland Conference foe Anderson University. He finished the contest with seven three pointers and went 12-of-17 from the field and 19-of-20 from the free throw line. In the contest Bergman also grabbed down team high eight rebounds and two assists. He broke the former Bluffton record of 46 points in a game held by Jamie Yount that was set vs. Goshen College in the 1994-95 season. Bergman ended the game one point away from breaking the Heartland Conference single game record of 51 points.
On Jan. 17 in Bluffton's win over Marygrove College Bergman scored 13 points and had five assists, three rebounds and three steals. Two days later on Jan. 19 he posted a game high 23 points and had five rebounds and three assists in the Beavers win over HCAC opponent Mount St. Joseph.
"Scoring 50 points in a college basketball game is truly an outstanding accomplishment
in itself," head coach Guy Neal said. "In the flow of a hard fought game he scored
in an unselfish way to fit in with the whole team concept. It's unbelievable to think
that he scored what he did as he was marked by their (Anderson's) defense coming into
Bergman currently leads Bluffton University and the Heartland Conference in scoring with a 22.4 points per game average.