BC women defeated twice at home to begin basketball seasonBy Tim Stried
November 25, 2002
|Special to: The Bluffton News (Nov. 28), The Witmarsum (Nov. 29), Alumni e-newsletter (Nov. 26), but you read it here first.
The Bluffton College women's basketball team hosted a pair of games in Founders Hall last weekend but came up a bit short in both contests as the Beavers brought in the 2002-03 season under first-year head coach Amanda Curtis.
Bluffton will host Wilmington Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. and Denison Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. in their last home games until January.
Bluffton 50, Adrian 66
Bluffton sophomore Cara Young collected her first career double-double with 10 points and career-high 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Bluffton fell 66-50 to Adrian Friday night.
Bluffton jumped out to an 8-0 lead after five minutes had gone by in the game before Adrian came back to tie the score at 8-8 with 12 minutes left before halftime. The Beavers regained the lead briefly before Adrian took a 30-23 lead at the intermission.
For the game, Bluffton out-rebounded Adrian 36 to 34 and had one more steal (11 to 10).
Adrian's 54.2% shooting clip in the second half kept Bluffton from cutting into the their lead past the mid-way point in the second half. A lay-up from Bluffton's Lyndsey Robinson and a free throw from Lindsay Bacon cut the deficit to eight points with 12:03 left in the game, but an 11-2 Adrian run that point put the Bulldogs up by 18 points with seven minutes to go.
BC junior Karen Harris scored 13 points to lead the Beavers in scoring and she also collected a game-high five steals. Both numbers were one away from her career-highs and she committed just one turnover in 30 minutes on the court.
Robinson added 10 points for Bluffton as the Beavers also increased their shooting percentage in the second half by over 10 percentage points (28.6% to 39.3%).
Bluffton 48, Huntington 88
Bluffton attempted more shots both from the field and from the free throw line than Huntington, but the visiting Foresters connected on more of their attempts en route to an 88-48 win over the Beavers Saturday afternoon in Founders Hall.
The loss was the second for Bluffton in as many days as BC is now 0-2 overall. Huntington improves to 4-2 overall.
The Beavers were held to a 19% shooting clip from the floor in the second half after shooting 25% in the first half.
Huntington jumped out to a 24-6 lead to begin the game and led by 28 points at halftime, 49-21.
Bluffton was led by Harris with 10 points, while Young and Robinson both had eight points. Melissa James added seven point and seven rebounds.