WILMINGTON, Ohio – After a two-week break and a three-hour bus ride, the Heidelberg University women's basketball team struggled offensively and fell 80-51 to Wilmington College on Saturday.
Senior Kathleen Phillips scored a game-high 20 points in the loss, but was the only Heidelberg player in double figures.
Conversely, five Quakers reached double figures in scoring, highlighted by double-doubles from Hannah Haeseker and Makenzie Wippel.
Wilmington (6-6, 3-2 OAC) took their first lead at 12-10 when Brittaney Jefferson hit a layup with 15:02 left. Jefferson scored seven of her 12 points in the game's first five minutes.
The Quakers steadily built their lead throughout the remainder of the half, leading 40-25 at intermission.
In the second half, the Wilmington advantage ballooned to 29 at the final buzzer.
The Student Princes shot 34.5% from the floor, including a 3-of-15 performance from beyond the arc. Heidelberg shot an uncharacteristic 47.1% at the free throw line.
Heidelberg has not defeated Wilmington since the regular season finale of the 2000-2001 season.
The Tricolor will try to right the ship next Saturday when they play host to Muskingum University. Tipoff with the Muskies is scheduled for 3 p.m.