Anderson Separates from Bluffton in Fourth Quarter

Anderson Separates from Bluffton in Fourth Quarter

Credit Source: Anderson University Athletics

In a game of runs, the Anderson University Ravens women’s basketball team (5-4) separated in the fourth quarter from Bluffton University Beavers (13-4) to seal a 57-50 victory in O.C. Lewis Gymnasium on Saturday. The Ravens and the Beavers split their series, with each team earning a win on their home court.


  • To start the game, the Ravens went on a 9-0 run over the Beavers, with Allie OwensLexi Dellinger, and Jade Shipley each contributing to the quick start.
  • The Ravens continued to dominate in the first quarter, only allowing the Beaver six points as the Ravens led 16-6 heading into the second quarter.
  • The second quarter went in favor of the Beavers. After two free throws from Dellinger, the Beavers went on a 16-0 run over the Ravens to take a 22-18 lead with 4 minutes and 11 seconds remaining.
  • With 11 seconds remaining on the clock for the half, Shipley drained a three for the Ravens to send both teams tied up 25-25 into the locker rooms.
  • The Ravens came out strong out of halftime, with Owens hitting a jump shot, and Dellinger draining back-to-back threes. Anderson led 33-25 with 7:25 remaining in the quarter.
  • The Ravens held onto their lead through the third quarter while the Beavers were trying to make up ground. Anderson led 43-40 heading into the fourth and final quarter.
  • The Beavers quickly took over the lead from the Ravens before Hannah Hawkins tied it up 45-45 at 8:32 with a layup.
  • Owens knocked down a critical 3-pointer with 57 seconds remaining to put Anderson ahead 56-50
  • The Ravens ended the game with a 12-5 run.


  • The Ravens converted 20-56 (35.7%) from the field, 6-23 (26.1%) from the 3-point line, and 11-13 (84.6%) from free throws.
  • Anderson’s largest lead came in the first quarter with 1:13 remaining as they led 16-4.
  • Hawkins had a double-double for the day, recording 10 points and 14 rebounds. The senior from Fairmount also had two blocks.
  • Dellinger led the Ravens with 20 points. The junior from Berne provided five rebounds, one assist, one steal on the day to round out her stats.
  • Owens and Shipley each contributed nine points. Owens put together four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block while Shipley added two rebounds and one steal for the Ravens.


  • I’m really proud of how the team responded.  From the opening tip we played with more toughness and effort, which you have to do to beat a very good team like Bluffton.
  • Hannah [Hawkins] was outstanding with 14 rebounds and some big baskets in the second half.  Lexi [Dellinger] played really well after a tough game last night and then Allie [Owens] hit a huge 3 to put the game away.  Our whole team was engaged on the court and on the bench today, which is always exciting for our coaching staff to see.
  • We need a great week of practice to get prepared for Hanover next weekend.


The Ravens welcome the Panthers of Hanover College (4-2) to O.C. Lewis Gymnasium on Thursday for their final series of the season. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m

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