Women's basketball upended by No. 24 John Carroll

Women's basketball upended by No. 24 John Carroll

TIFFIN – The Heidelberg University women's basketball team fell to John Carroll University 91-79 in Seiberling Gymnasium on Wednesday evening. Trailing by double digits, the Student Princes managed to cut the JCU lead to seven twice in the second half, but the No. 24-ranked Blue Streaks pulled away.

Kathleen Phillips led the Student Princes offensively with a game-high 21 points. Off the bench, Megan Miller contributed 18 points.

John Carroll (6-0, 3-0 OAC) used a 12-0 run midway through the first half to take a 13-point lead. At the half, Heidelberg trailed 51-40.

Five minutes into the second half, Phillips lessened the Berg deficit to seven with a layup. The Blue Streaks answered with a 13-3 run, giving the Blue Streaks a 17-point lead.

Later in the half, the Student Princes responded with a 12-2 run of their own, highlighted by a 3-pointer by Allie Hawkins. After a time out, JCU rallied with a 9-2 run. The Blue Streaks would coast to a 12-point victory.

Hawkins finished with 11 points.

Missy Spahar led the Blue Streaks with 19 points and 13 rebounds. She was one of five JCU players in double figures.

"We went on some runs in the second half but we couldn't break through," said first-year head coach Morgan Shriver. "I'm not sure if we ran out of gas, but I think we didn't realize just how close we were."

Despite their 6-2 record, the Student Princes are still searching for their first win at home. They will get another opportunity on Saturday when they host Marietta College at 1 p.m.