Streak snapped: WBB beats BW, 47-43

Streak snapped: WBB beats BW, 47-43

BEREA, Ohio – It was a win 4,397 days in the making. Not a pretty win, mind you – but a win.

The Heidelberg University women's basketball team defeated Baldwin Wallace University for the first time since January 20, 2004 – a 47-43 victory on the road. The win snapped BW's 28-game win streak over Heidelberg.

The Student Princes improved to 9-11, 7-6 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Yellow Jackets dropped to 13-7, 9-4 in conference play.


Intense defense on both sides limited the offensive production. Heidelberg shot 33.3% from the floor and was 0-for-11 from beyond the arc. BW was 3-of-19 from 3-point range and 25.4% from the floor.

Carli Patrick tallied her sixth double-double of the season as she finished with 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. It is her 21 career double-double.

Theresa Jackson was the Berg's leading scorer, with 12.


Locked in a low-scoring 15-15 stalemate at halftime, Baldwin Wallace opened the third quarter on a 9-1 run to take a 24-16 lead. Down eight, HU looked to its bigs for offense and cashed in on back-to back buckets by Marisa Liburdi and Patrick, who tacked on an and-one free throw. BW lead 29-25 after three.

Another three-point play by Patrick with 7:42 remaining knotted up the game a 33, capping a 6-0 Berg run. After a BW basket, Partick, Nicole Payne and Jessica Barnes each made layups, giving HU a 39-35 lead.

Later, with the Yellow Jackets up 42-41, Jackson gave the Tricolor the lead with a layup as the clock read 2:13. Each side remained scoreless for the next 2:05, with BW unable to convert Berg turnovers into points.

Forced to foul, Baldwin Wallace watched Payne convert four straight foul shots, putting the Princes up 47-42. One BW free throw provided the game's final margin, 47-43.


Heidelberg committed 18 turnovers, but the Yellow Jackets were only able to tally five points from them.

The Student Princes' last win in Berea came in the 1993-94 season.


Head coach Morgan Shriver on the win: "We played outstanding defense tonight. Bottom line. This game was a battle between two teams that played 40 minutes of intense defense. Although it wasn't pretty offensively, I couldn't be more proud of the focus, buy in, and effort our team played with tonight. Team defense, team win."


Heidelberg is scheduled to visit Muskingum University (4-15, 0-12) on Saturday for a 3 p.m. tip. The Muskies' game scheduled for Wednesday against Mount Union was postponed until Monday for undisclosed reasons.