ADA, Ohio - Freshman Carli Patrick hits a career-high with ten rebounds on the way to her first career double-double performance. Patrick scored 11 points in the, 81-66 loss to the Polar Bears.
Patrick's previous career-high of nine rebounds came earlier this season at Oberlin back on November 26, 2013. The freshman also tallied one assist and two steals in Ada.
Senior guard Kathleen Phillips followed Patrick's performance with 11 points of her own along with four rebounds and one assist.
Sophomore Allie Hawkins helped out the Berg offense with eight points against Ohio Northern, while senior Molly Shriber led the Berg bench with a nine-point performance.
The Polar Bears controlled the first half leading by as much as 17 points with under a minute remaining. In 0:27, the Student Princes cut the ONU lead to 12, 40-28, heading into halftime.
The Berg women roared out of the locker room and went on a 13-3 run in the first four minutes of the second half to pull the score to 43-41 in Ohio Northern's favor. The Student Princes attempted to chip away at the ONU advantage, pulling the score to a two-point differential, 50-48 at the 12:41 mark in the second half.
From the 12:41 mark, the Polar Bears slowly extended their lead putting the contest out of the Berg's reach. ONU took a 20-point advantage with 1:05 remaining in the game to take their largest lead of the game. The Berg women managed to trim their deficit to 15 points as time expired to drop the contest, 81-66.
First year coach Morgan Shriver's crew is now 10-4 overall and 3-4 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Student Princes will battle the Cardinals of Otterbein University on Saturday, January 18 as they continue OAC competition.
Tipoff from Westerville, Ohio is slated for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.