Tiffin, Ohio – The Mount St. Joseph University women's basketball team traveled up north to take on The Berg of Heidelberg University in their second game of the 2019 -2020 season. The Lions entered the contest with a 0-1 record after dropping their first game in a close contest against Muskingum University. The Lions hoped to bounce back and claim a victory on Tuesday night.
In the first quarter of the game the Lions would take the early lead over the Berg. They would hold at least a one-point lead until the final two minutes of the quarter. The Lions and the Berg were tied 13-13 with less than two minutes to go before the Lions would make a pair of free throws to take back the lead at 15-13. One more free throw for the Lions would give them a 16-13 lead with 30 seconds to go in the quarter. With six seconds left the Berg would make a 3-pointer to tie the game up at 16 a piece to end the quarter.
Entering the second quarter the Lions would make two free throws early on to take the lead. The Lions would put up a tough fight but The Berg would ultimately take the lead from the Lions and keep it the rest of the game. The Lions were able to keep it a close game as they entered the half down by five as the score read 26-21 in favor of The Berg.
During the third quarter Maddie Haberthy (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mother of Mercy) would help keep the Lions within position as she would record 13 points. As the Lions tried their best to come back, The Berg continued to hold onto their lead. The Lions entered the final quarter of the game down 39-45.
The Lions were held at 39 points for most of the fourth quarter. A couple of free throws would finally get the Lions back into scoring. Ultimately, the Lions would fall to The Berg of Heidelberg University by a score of 59-47.
Maddie Haberthy led the Lions again in game two of the season with 20 points as well as three rebounds and two steals. Kamryn McCool (Brookville, Ind./Franklin County) would make her impact with seven rebounds and four assists. Jaleah Fair-Harris (Columbus, Ohio/Centennial) would come off the bench and help the Lions with five rebounds, one assist, and two steals for the day.
The Lions will welcome the Knights of Calvin College on Saturday, November 23rd to the Harrington Center. The Game is set to tip off at 3PM. Continue to check out MSJSports.com as the Lions continue their 2019-2020 season.