ORU Women's Basketball BIO
23 Bernadett Balla
Played in 23 games as a junior, with 10 starts... Averaged 6.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, career highs in both categories... Shot 42.2% from the field and 67.3% from the free throw line... Recorded nine blocks, 10 assists and 13 steals... Played in 23.3 minutes per game... Finished 16th in the Southland Conference in rebounding... Upped her rebounding average to 7.2 per game in Southland play... Missed the first six games due to a foot injury suffered in preseason workouts... Made her season debut at Missouri (12/4), tallying seven points and five rebounds... Scored four points against Northwestern (12/16)... Matched a career high with two assists in an overtime loss at Marquette (12/18)... Had her best performance since returning to the lineup with nine points and eight rebounds against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1/4)... Came close to a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds in a victory over Central Arkansas (1/11)... Led ORU with eight rebounds at Abilene Christian (1/16)... Scored 12 points and snatched five rebounds in a win over Stephen F. Austin (1/23)... Had her best performance of the season with 19 points and eight rebounds against Northwestern State (1/25)... Led ORU with eight rebounds at Nicholls State (1/30)... Nearly had a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds at McNeese State (2/1)... Put up eight points and six boards in a win over New Orleans (2/6)... Tallied four straight games with double-digit rebound totals from 2/13-27... Recorded seven points and ten rebounds against Houston Baptist (2/13)... Had five points and a career-best 13 rebounds at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2/15)... Tallied double-digits rebounds for the third straight game with 10 boards against Central Arkansas (2/22)... Finished her streak with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting, along with 11 rebounds in a win over Lamar (2/27), her first career double-double... Scored 12 points in the home finale, a win over Sam Houston State (3/2)... Came up with 10 points in ORU's final regular season game, against eventual SLC champion Northwestern State (3/8)... Tallied five points and six rebounds against Nicholls State (3/13) in the SLC Tournament.
Played in all 31 games as a sophomore, with four starts... Averaged 5.1 points per game, tops among ORU reserves... Also averaged 3.2 rebounds per game… Shot a spectacular 78.7% from the free throw line... Scored 10 points in a win over UT-Arlington (11/16)... Exploded for a career-high 26 points against Arkansas (11/21)... Went 12-of-13 from the free throw line against the Razorbacks and matched her previous career high of 18 at the halftime break... Nearly led ORU to a second half comeback with 16 points at Louisiana Tech (12/5)... Hit double-figures against consecutive major conference opponents, with 17 points at No. 21 Nebraska (12/20) and 12 points at DePaul (12/28)... Blocked three shots, a season-high, and dished a career-best two assists in a victory over Lamar (1/24)... Scored five points and snatched three rebounds at Northwestern State (2/7)... Had seven points and seven rebounds in a huge SLC victory over league-leading Sam Houston State... Chipped in six points and five boards as ORU took over the SLC lead with a win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2/16)... Had a strong performance in the final home game of the season, with five points and seven rebounds in a win over Central Arkansas (2/19)... Scored eight points and pulled down five rebounds in a win over Central Arkansas (3/9) in the regular season finale, helping ORU clinch a share of the SLC regular season title... Scored three points, including a crucial late basket, in ORU’s SLC Tournament semifinal win over McNeese State (3/15).
- Summit League All-Newcomer Team selection
- Summit League All-Academic Team selection
Was the only ORU freshman to see action in all 31 games... Collected 12 starts, playing 17.2 minutes per game... Averaged 6.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per game... Blocked 0.7 shots per game, 12th in the Summit League... Shot 46.0% from the floor and 76.0% from the free throw line... Scored in double figures nine times... Tallied double-digits for the first time with 12 points in a win over Louisiana Tech (11/19)... Exploded at Houston (11/22), with 17 points and four blocked shots... Hit season-highs with 18 points, nine rebounds, four steals and four blocks against IPFW (1/23)... Hit her stride in the month of February, averaging 11.9 points per game over the seven-game stretch... Kicked off the month with a 10-point, eight-rebound effort at North Dakota State (2/4)... Added 16 points against Western Illinois (2/11)... Collected 16 points and seven rebounds at Oakland (2/20).
PRIOR TO ORU
Graduated from Baar-Madas Reformatus Gimnaziu in 2011... Was a highly-decorated youth player in Hungary, winning a U16 European Championship, three U18 Hungarian Championships and one U20 Hungarian Championship... Competed for Hungary at the 2011 FIBA U20 European Championship, averaging 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
Goes by "Detti"... Daughter of Attila and Krisztina Balla... Born Sept. 15, 1991 in Pecs, Hungary... Plans to major in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at ORU... Wants to play basketball professionally after college... Came to ORU "to make (her) dreams come true, both in basketball and education"... Favorite professional athlete is Tim Duncan.
Points: 26 vs. Arkansas - Nov. 19, 2012
Field Goals Made: 8 (twice), last vs. Nebraska - Dec. 20, 2012
Free Throws Made: 12 vs. Arkansas - Nov. 19, 2012
Rebounds: 13 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi - Feb. 15, 2014
Assists: 2 (seven times), last vs. Nicholls State - March 13, 2014
Blocked Shots: 4 (twice), last vs. IPFW - Jan. 23, 2012
Steals: 4 vs. IPFW - Jan. 23, 2012
Minutes: 40 vs. Arkansas - Nov. 19, 2012
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