Millikin Women Fall to Wheaton College


Published on February 12 2013 6:55 am
Last Updated on February 12 2013 6:55 am
Written by Millie Lange

The Millikin women’s basketball team had its three game winning streak snapped in an 83-59 loss to Wheaton College at the Griswold Center on Feb. 9.

The Big Blue celebrated Senior Day and senior Nikki Tipsword (Newton, H.S.) led Millikin in scoring with 16 points.  Fellow senior Brittney Gallivan (Monticello, H.S.) scored six and grabbed three rebounds while the Big Blue’s third senior Olya Cholewick (LaGrange, Lyons Township H.S.) had a team high six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Jasmine Johnson (Springfield, Marshalltown College) and Bria Williams (Naperville, Neuqua Valley H.S.) each had 13 points for the Big Blue and Brittany Czaplicki (Bourbonnais, Bradley Bourbonnais H.S.)
added 11. Millikin rolled to its third straight win downing Augustana 75-65 on Feb. 6 in Rock Island, Ill.

The Big Blue had four players in double figures led by Czaplicki with 20 points, seven rebounds, five steals and three assists.  Williams had 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Johnson had 12 points and five rebounds and Cholewick added 10 points.

Millikin stands at 8-14, 3-9 with two games remaining.  The Big Blue travel to Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday, Feb. 16 for a 5 p.m. game.