ALLIANCE – Sometimes, a quick glance at the box score isn't enough.
Such was the case in the Heidelberg University men's basketball team's 87-68 loss at Mount Union on Monday.
A 19-point loss seems fairly straightforward. Coupled with a 12-point halftime deficit, it would appear that the game was a snooze-fest.
A closer look, however, reveals a much different contest.
Heidelberg (5-15, 1-12 OAC) raced out to a 28-11 run during the first seven minutes of the second half to take a 58-53 lead. The run was keyed by six 3-pointers, including four from senior Keith Mackie.
After a timeout, first place Mount Union (17-3, 12-1 OAC) boomeranged back into the lead with a 19-2 run with five 3-pointers.
The Purple Raider run, which took nearly six minutes, stymied the Student Princes. Heidelberg shot just 2-of-10 from the floor with six turnovers in the game's final 12 minutes.
Junior Cole Williams notched a game-high 11 rebounds.
"We can't ride the same horses the whole year," said first-year head coach Andy Bucheit. "We need more guys to step up and produce."
The Purple Raider bench outscored Heidelberg 25-8.
Heidelberg will play its fourth game in seven days when it travels to Ohio Northern University on Wednesday evening. The Berg defeated ONU in Tiffin in January, 78-75. Tipoff with the Polar Bears is at 7:30 p.m.