by Barca Blog - Fans watching last night's 73-44 win over Western Carolina might have been worried when Jennifer Risper missed over seven consecutive minutes of the first half while being attended to by Vanderbilt's medical staff.
No worries though.
"I just got a bloody nose from the altitude probably and it's dry," Risper said with a smile. "So that is all for that but I was excited to get back in. Just an old fashioned bloody nose."
Risper checked back in at the 7:55 mark and made an impact in a hurry, scoring five points with a rebound and a steal in the next two and a half minutes to extend the 'Dores lead to six points. The Lady Catamounts didn't get any closer than that for the rest of the night.
The dependable senior finished with a solid stat line: 11 points, nine rebounds, three assists, a block, and a steal in 21 minutes. Just another blue-collar performance by the Moreno Valley, Calif., native.