au 69, bc 42
Tanya Rickenberg leads Bluffton with 13 points
By Ben Risinger, SID
January 24, 2004
The Bluffton College women's basketball team (1-16, 0-6 HCAC) were defeated by the Anderson Ravens (11-5, 4-2 HCAC) 69-42 Saturday afternoon.
The Beavers came out strong in the first half of play to lead by as many as ten points in the game. The momentum seemed to stop the Ravens leading scorer Angel Hall with only seven points in the first half. Heading into the locker rooms for halftime, Bluffton found themselves up 27-18. The second half took another direction as Anderson came out with a 22-2 run to overwhelm the Beavers. Anderson 's Hall would go 5-of-7 from the 3-point arc in the second period of play to lead the Ravens. Bluffton could not overcome the early lead for the rest of the period as they were defeated 69-42.
Freshman Tanya Rickenberg (Defiance/Paulding) led Bluffton with 13 points for the day. Junior Christina Champion (Oregon/Clay) was the other Beaver in double figures with 10 points. Sophomore Karin Schaller (Jenera/Arlington) had a team high nine rebounds and three blocks.
Leading the Ravens was Angel Hall with 31 points. Emily Bailey posted 12 points with Stacie Jennings rounded off the double digits for Anderson with 11 for the contest.
led on the boards with 41 rebounds to Bluffton's 26 for the day. The Ravens shot 46
percent in the game to the Beaver's 36 percent. Turnovers hurt Bluffton again as they
committed 17 for the game. The Ravens would then convert 18 points off of Beaver turnovers.
Bluffton will travel to their rival Defiance College on Wednesday night. Tip off for the game is scheduled for .