Weekly Recap Dec. 6
Women's basketball win two contests on week
Sports Information Staff Report
December 6, 2004
The Bluffton University women's basketball team won two games last week. The first contest saw the Beavers travel to Lake Erie as they defeated the Storm 80-40. The second game of the week netted Bluffton a 75-49 decision over Marygrove College. The two wins move the Beavers to 3-4 overall for the season.
Bluffton University 80, Lake Erie College 40
The Bluffton University women's basketball team (2-4) handily beat Lake Erie College (0-1) on Dec. 1 by a score of 80-40. The Beavers have now won as many games as the entire 2003-04 season very early in the new campaign.
Bluffton started the game with a twenty point run and didn't let the Storm score until the 13:49 mark in the first half. Taking a 25 point lead into the locker room (42-17), Bluffton never looked back. The Beavers widened the score to over forty points, making it the largest margin of victory since head coach Amanda Curtis took over the team three years ago.
Leading Bluffton on the night was freshman Lindsay Bush (Howard/East Knox). Bush posted her first collegiate career double-double, scoring 10 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. Ashleigh Stallkamp (Paulding/Paulding) led the Beavers in scoring with 17 points, the freshman also added eight steals on the night. Junior Karin Schaller (Jenera/Arlington) posted eight rebounds, six points and knocked down four blocks on the evening.
Bluffton University 75, Marygrove College 49
The Bluffton University women's basketball team (3-4) defeated Marygrove College 75-49 on Dec. 4 in Founders Hall.
The win is the second in a row for Bluffton as they defeated Lake Erie 80-40 on Dec. 1. The last time that the women's basketball team won two games back-to-back was on Jan. 20 and Jan. 24, 2001 when they beat Thomas More 74-60 and Anderson 60-51.
The Beavers led the game only by ten points 36-26 at halftime and extended the lead even more in the second half. The Mustangs held the Beaver lead to around 20 points for the first part of the second period until senior Lindsey Delscamp (Germantown/Madison) hit a pair of three pointers at the 8:00 mark to extend the lead to 62-36. The rest of the contest went heavily in the Beaver's favor as they would finish the game 75-49.
Leading Bluffton again on the year was freshman Ashleigh Stallkamp (Paulding/Paulding)
with 15 points. Sophomore Tanya Rickenberg (Defiance/Paulding) rounded off the double
figure scoring with 14 points. Freshman Lindsay Bush (Howard/East Knox) posted a career-high
15 rebounds to lead the team. Junior Karin Schaller (Jenera/Arlington) ended the game
with four blocks (team high).
Leading the Beavers
Freshman Ashleigh Stallkamp leads Bluffton in the scoring column with 103 total points on the year (14.7 average per game). Stallkamp posts 19 steals and is second on the team in assists with 10 on the year. Sophomore Tanya Rickenberg leads the Beavers in assists with 20 on the season and is second on the team in scoring with 65 total points for the season. Junior Karin Schaller leads Bluffton in blocks with 29 and she is second on the team in rebounds with 42. Leading the team with 54 rebounds is freshman Lindsey Bush with a 7.7 per game average.
Bluffton will be back in action on Dec. 9 as the travel to Capital University for a 7 p.m. contest.