Las Vegas, Nev. – December 21, 2010 – Senior forward Jenny Miller (Tiffin, Ohio / Clyde) posted her fourth double-double of the year, but it was not enough to help the Heidelberg University women’s basketball team overcome a tough night from the field in a 68-52 setback to Hanover College at the Trip Sports Las Vegas Hoopla in Las Vegas, Nev. The loss drops the Berg to 0-9 on the year, while Hanover improves to 8-0.
Miller finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the way for the Berg. She has reached double figures in eight of Heidelberg’s nine games and has eclipsed the 20-point plateau twice. Backing Miller on the glass was the trio of Chelsey Calhoun (Sullivan, Ohio / Black River), Casey Bishop (Orrville, Ohio / Orrville) and Kristen McConkey (New Carlisle, Ohio / Tecumseh) with nine rebounds apiece. Kathleen Phillips (Sandusky, Ohio / St. Mary’s) added eight points and Calhoun finished with six.
Leading the way for Hanover was Molly Martin with a double-double consisting of 16 points and 17 rebounds.
In the opening half, Hanover jumped out to an 18-4 lead in the first seven minutes of action. The Berg rebounded and pulled within four points, 20-16, following a Nicole Lamb (Oregon, Ohio / Cardinal Stritch) trey with just over 10 minutes to play in the half. However, Hanover answered with a 7-0 run to push its lead back to double digits and held a 35-23 advantage at the break.
Miller connected on a jumper to start the scoring for Heidelberg in the second half. Another Miller basket cut Heidelberg’s deficit to 10 points, 39-29, with 16:43 on the clock. After trading possessions, Hanover scored and went on to extend its lead to as many as 20 points before posting the win.
As a team the Berg shot just 26.9 percent (18-of-67) from the field compared to a 35.5 percent outing (22-of-62) by Hanover. On the glass, Hanover held a 57-43 advantage.