RICHMOND, Ind.—Sophomore guard Emily Giel (Burton/Burkshire) sank a free throw with four seconds left for the second time in three games to send the Heidelberg University women’s basketball team to an 82-81 victory tonight against Earlham (Ind.) College in Richmond, Ind. Sophomore guard Kathleen Phillips (Sandusky/St. Mary’s) poured in a game-high 30 points in the effort.
Heidelberg (2-2) held just one lead in the second half—at the 19:06 mark—and trailed by as many as 11 points.
A Nikki Darrett foul with four seconds left put Giel on the charity stripe for two points. Giel, who sank a free throw with five seconds left to send the Berg to an 80-79 win over Emmanuel (Mass.) College last weekend, made the first free throw to tie the game at 81-81 and sank the second shot for the victory.
Phillips was nine-of-16 shooting from the field to lead the Berg on a second-half run in which it shot 46.4 percent (13-of-28) after shooting 36.0 percent (nine-of-25) in the opening frame. Phillips also was a perfect 11-of-11 on the free-throw line and tied a game-high with five steals.
Sophomore guard Megan Miller (Tiffin/Columbian) added 11 points and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.
Bria Sneed led Earlham with 20 points. Darrett and Danielle Altman scored 19 and 14, respectively, and tallied seven caroms each. Earlham shot 44.4 percent (28-of-63), but just 33.3 percent (19-of-39) in the second half.
The Tri-Color will enjoy a week layoff before completing a four-game stretch away from Seiberling Gymnasium at Kenyon College on Nov. 30.