Women's Basketball Report (Week 1) - Panthers Sweep Hanover Classic Field

GREENWOOD, IN - Hanover College (2-0, 0-0 HCAC) opened the season with a pair of wins at the Hanover Classic over the weekend.  The preseason HCAC favorite beat Adrian 76-66 in the season opener and completed the weekend with a 74-61 victory over Wittenberg.

Senior center Courtney Prater (Anderson, Ind./Lapel) led the Panthers during the week.  Prater was Hanover's leading scorer against Adrian in the season opener, scoring 16 points with five rebounds.

In the Hanover Classic finale, Prater led the way with 18 points and seven rebounds against Wittenberg.

For the week, Prater averaged 17.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 68.4% from the field.

Hanover will return to the court on November 27 at Centre.

In other action...

Bluffton University (2-0, 0-0 HCAC) opened the season and the new Sommer Center with a pair of wins in the Bluffton Tip-Off Tournament.  The Beavers beat Aurora 54-46 in the opener and handled Hiram 55-44 Saturday.

Freshman guard Brooke Ruffer (Stryker, Ohio/H.S.) led Bluffton with 10 points and six rebounds in the win over Aurora. 

In BU's win over Hiram, sophomore Rachel DeBord (Lebanon, Ohio/H.S.) led the charge with 13 points, four rebounds, and three assists.

For a complete recap of Week 1 in HCAC Women's Basketball, click here