Tiffin, Ohio – January 6, 2010 – Junior forward Jenny Miller (Tiffin, Ohio / Clyde) posted her third-straight double-double as the Heidelberg University women’s basketball team gave Ohio Athletic Conference leading Capital University all it could handle in Seiberling Gymnasium tonight, January 6, but came up short, 56-47.
The win extends Capital’s overall record to 8-4 and moves its OAC record to 5-0, while the Berg stands at 3-10 overall and 2-4 versus league foes.
Capital jumped out to a 9-2 lead just 2:15 into the contest, but the Berg did not falter. Heidelberg battled back to pull ahead, 10-9, following a Lyndsey DaVault (Orrville, Ohio / Orrville) trey at the top of the key with 13:49 on the clock.
The Berg and Capital went on to trade the lead three times and were deadlocked three times as well, with the later coming at 21-21, with 4:08 left in the first half. Capital extended its lead to as many as six with a 9-3 run and held a 32-26 lead at the intermission.
Heidelberg came out of the locker room reenergized and took the lead, 40-39; with just under 10 minutes to play following a Miller lay up. Capital answered on its nest possession to regain the lead. The Crusaders extended its advantage to as many as seven points, but Heidelberg responded with a 7-2 run, to pull with in two, 49-47, with 2:54 left. Down the stretch Capital held the Berg scoreless to post the 56-47 victory.
For the game, Capital shot 48.9 percent (23-of-47) from the field, while the Berg hit 34.0 percent (18-of-53). Heidelberg held a 33-30 advantage on the glass.
Miller finished with 16 points, to go along with 11 rebounds to lead the way for the Berg. Backing Miller was Stacey Richard (Galloway, Ohio / Central Crossing) and DaVault with eight points apiece. Betsy Shrider (Mount Blanchard, Ohio / Riverdale) hauled in six rebounds. Jordan Ickes (Wooster, Ohio / Triway) dished out a team-leading four assists, while scoring five points.
Defensively, Richard pocketed four steals followed by Alyssa Esposito (Brecksville, Ohio / Brecksville-Broadview Heights) and Miller with two each.
Kristen Richardson led Capital with a game-high 19 points and seven rebounds followed by Stacy Timmerman with 12 points and five boards.