By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
TIFFIN, Ohio – The Capital University women's basketball team broke a three-game losing streak following its 77-60 win on the road over Heidelberg University on Wednesday night. Capital used a huge second quarter to fuel its 17-point win to improve its overall record to 9-7 and conference record to 4-5.
THE WAY IT WENT DOWN
- Capital and Heidelberg battled it out to a 16-15 score at the end of the first quarter. The Crusaders took six more shot attempts thanks to seven offensive rebounds and a plus-five rebounding advantage in the opening stanza but shot just 33.3 percent.
- The Crusaders had seven players hit the score sheet in its huge second quarter that propelled them to a big advantage. No CU player scored more than four points but collectively they outscored the Student Princes 23-3 in the quarter. Capital took a 38-19 advantage into the half.
- Capital forced Heidelberg into seven turnovers in the second and also blocked three shots to aid in its defensive effort. Heidelberg shot just 1-for-10 (.100) and all three of its points came from Maddy Crawford, as did three of its five rebounds.
- The Crusaders kept the flames hot in the third after shooting 10-for-15 (.667) from the field, led by Emma Burns' seven points. Six of those came from behind the arc.
- Heidelberg shot 50 percent from the field but also converted on 7-of-8 free throws to fall behind just three more points at the end of the third. Down 62-40 heading into the fourth, Heidelberg picked up five points on Cap but was far too little to make any sort of comeback.
- Three of five Capital starters finish with 10 or more points, led by senior Cassidy Bosch (15), who also led the Crusaders with three steals. Bosch also contributed four rebounds.
- Joining Bosch in double figures was senior Elli Wachtman (10) and sophomore Emma Burns (10). Both players also shared the team lead in rebounds with Caroline Taphorn (5).
- Freshman Erika Linder and sophomore Brooke Ommert chipped in eight points off the bench, each.
- Heidelberg's Brooke Beamer led all scorers with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting. Only four points came from the Berg's bench.
Capital (9-7, 4-5 OAC) will now prepare for a second straight road contest on Saturday afternoon. They will begin their second pass through the OAC schedule with a contest against Ohio Northern University (12-4, 6-3 OAC) at the ONU Sports Complex set to begin at 3 p.m.