WBB: Siesel and Ulmer each score 22 in loss

(Mason Hainey)
(Mason Hainey)

TIFFIN -- Despite matching 22-point performances by Brittanie Ulmer and Megan Siesel, the Heidelberg University women's basketball team lost to John Carroll, 88-71, in the penultimate game of the 2017-18 season. The 22 point tally was a career high for Siesel, and one off the career high for Ulmer. Sadie Chaney had eight points, a career high, making every shot she attempted.

Siesel added a team-high eight rebounds in the loss, the 1th-straight for the injury-plagued Student Princes.

Ulmer and Siesel dialed up the 3-ball with relative ease in the first half. Ulmer hit 4-of-6 from long range in the from 20 minutes. Not to be outdone, Siesel was a perfect 3-of-3 while racking up six boards. However, a balanced JCU offense helped propel the visitors to a 44-38 lead at the break.

John Carroll scored the first 11 points of the third quarter to take control of the contest. Heidelberg fought back to a six-point hole before JCU closed the quarter on a 7-2 run.

In the fourth, Heidelberg got as close as eight.

JCU had five players in double-figures, led by a 16-point effort by Chelbi Graham.

The basketball game served as Heidelberg women's basketball's annual breast cancer support event. On Wednesday, the program donated all ticket sales and donations to former HU softball player Jordan Hux. Hux, a 2017 graduate, is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Heidelberg will finish the season on Saturday as Muskingum University travels to Seiberling Gymnasium. The game is set for a 3 p.m. tip. Prior to the game, Heidelberg will hold a brief ceremony to honor its lone senior, Cynthia Nielsen.