The Heidelberg University women’s basketball team, guided by fifth year head coach Marcie Alberts, remain unbeaten with their 70-54 victory over the Quakers of Earlham College.
Sophomore Paige Ricketts (Mineral City/Tusky Valley), coming off of a career performance in Cincinnati, dropped ten points on the Quakers, with eight rebounds, five assists and six steals.
Juniors Megan Miller (Tiffin/Columbian) and Kathleen Phillips (Sandusky/St. Mary’s) finished in double digits, scoring 12 points and 23 points respectively.
Miller went 4-4 from the charity stripe while collecting four rebounds, two steals and two blocks against Earlham.
Even though Earlham out rebounded the Student Princes 44 to 39, the Berg capitalized on the Quaker’s 28 turnovers.
“We executed perfectly on defense, and did a good job of doubled down, but we didn’t rebound well,” said Alberts.
Despite trailing on the boards, the Berg only trailed Earlham twice in the game.
At the 7:30 mark in the second half, the Student Princes took a seven-point lead with a Miller layup. Phillips laid one in with 4:58 left to send the Student Princes to a 16-point win.
“Our chemistry is good,” said Alberts. “We need to keep that going into the next few weeks.”
With the victory, the Berg women move to 3-0 on the year, with Ohio Athletic Conference competition just two weeks away.
The Heidelberg women will return to the hardwood on Thursday, November 29, when they battle the Lords of Kenyon College in Seiberling Gymnasium. Tip-off from Tiffin is slated for 7:30 p.m.