Stars Unable to Avenge Earlier Loss, Fall at CCCB, 70-60Sophomore Dana Heggemann recorded her first double-double of the season with 18 points and 14 rebounds
Dec. 9, 2013
MOBERLY, Mo. – (Box Score) Despite having a productive day on paper, the Stephens College basketball team was unsuccessful in taking down Central Christian College of the Bible on the road. With a 70-60 loss, the Stars are still in search of their first win and moved to 0-8 on the season.
On the evening, the Stars registered a season-low in the turnover category (9), out-rebounded the Lady Saints, 38-36, and shot better from the field, but couldn’t offset an onslaught of CCCB shots from beyond-the-arc.
The Lady Saints were able to dissect the Stars’ zone defense, scoring an opponent season-high 14 3-pointers. In the two games against CCCB, the Stars surrendered a combined 24 3-point field goals to the Lady Saints. On Monday, Central Christian College of the Bible had a trio of players with at least four treys from 3-point range.
Stephens enjoyed its largest lead of the game early on at 8-2, but saw the six-point margin diminish as the Lady Saints began to find their rhythm from downtown. Throughout the first half, the two teams traded points and experienced four ties and seven different lead changes. CCCB’s Katelyn Frazier drained a three with less than 20 seconds on the clock to take a 33-32 lead into halftime.
Senior Jenna Zmyslony paced the Stars in the first half with 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting, while sophomore forward Dana Heggemann nearly recorded a double-double in the first half with nine points and eight boards.
After the break, Stephens found itself down by a 10-point margin due to four CCCB 3-pointers within the first five minutes.
Slowly but surely, the Stars chipped away at the deficit and got within a basket on two separate occasions. Unfortunately, the Lady Saints withstood the Stars’ push and on top of that, went 7-for-7 from the free-throw line in the last two minutes of the game.
Dana Heggemann did a bit of everything for Stephens registering her first double-double of the season. The sophomore from Warrenton, Mo. had team-highs in points (18), rebounds (14), assists (5) and blocks (5).
Zmyslony and sophomore guard Seleena Neal joined Heggeman in double figures with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
Graduating senior Brittany Tutt donned a Stephens’ uniform for the final time on Monday, scoring five points while shooting a perfect 2-for-2 from the field.
The Stars played their last game of 2013 and will return from winter break to take on AMC opponent Benedictine-Springfield (Ill.) on Jan. 2.