Tonight the Heidelberg University women’s basketball team honored their lone senior Jordan Ickes (Wooster/Triway) for her memorable career in the tri-color. Unfortunately, Ickes would not earn a victory in her last game in Seiberling Gymnasium as the Student Princes fell to the Yellow Jackets of Baldwin Wallace University, 72-62.
The Yellow Jackets made the first bucket of the contest with just 14 seconds gone off of the clock on a three-pointer from Jessica Lairson and did not trail for the remainder of the contest.
Four Student Princes hit double figures in the loss. Megan Miller (Tiffin/Columbian) and Ickes collected 12 points, Kathleen Phillips (Sandusky/St. Mary’s) tallied 13 to lead the Berg offensively, and sophomore Paige Ricketts (Mineral City/Tusky Valley) recorded 11 points.
Along with her 12 points, Ickes tallied a team-high five assists, six rebounds and one steal in her final home contest.
Baldwin Wallace’s Lairson led all scorers with 20 points.
The Yellow Jackets led by as much as 23 points in the second half, but the Berg managed to cut the deficit to ten with 0:20 remaining. However, the Yellow Jackets would hold off any last second heroics, keeping a ten-point advantage as time expired.
With the loss, the Heidelberg women move to 6-18 overall and 2-15 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.
They lady roundballers will return to the court in a must win game against the Cardinals of Otterbein University on Saturday, February 16. Tipoff from Westerville between the Cardinals and Student Princes is slated for 3:00 p.m.
With a Berg victory on Saturday and a Muskingum loss, the Student Princes would be propelled into the OAC tournament as the eighth seed. Muskingum is set to play at Baldwin Wallace on Saturday.