MBB: Quakers upend Berg

(Photo by Brennan Izzo)
(Photo by Brennan Izzo)
  • Myron Prewitt was a rebound shy of a double-double … He finished with 17 points and nine boards
  • Wilmington used a 39-11 run over a 12-minute stretch that spanned across halftime to take control 
  • Heidelberg outscored Wilmington in the paint, 52-22, but the Quakers hit 10 3-pointers

TIFFIN -- The Heidelberg University men's basketball team opened up the second half of Ohio Athletic Conference action with a 10-point loss at home, 93-83, to Wilmington College. Heidelberg dropped to 7-10 overall, 3-7 in the OAC. Wilmington improved to 7-9, 3-7 in conference.

Myron Prewitt was 7-10 from the floor and finished with 17 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Chris Moxley scored 13 points and had four assists off the bench.

Following a slow start, Josh Dixon put HU on top for the first time with a layup five minutes into the game. His bucket put The Berg up 9-8. Moments later, James Hanley counteracted a mini-Quaker run with six straight points … a 3-pointer and a three-point play.

Next, it was Myron Prewitt's turn to go on a scoring spree with seven straight points. His run forced a Quaker timeout, with HU up 22-15.

Wilmington capitalized on Berg miscues and tied the game at 31 with eight straight points by Nathan Scott. A Heidelberg timeout was unable to thwart the Quaker momentum, as the visitors closed the half on a 25-9 run over a seven minute span.

Up 48-40 at the break, the Quakers opened the second period with a 14-2 run. Down 20, Heidelberg began to chip away. A quick 6-0 spurt prompted a timeout by the visitors.

A steal and fast break layup by Chris Moxley turned into a three-point play with 9:59 to play. The points brought Heidelberg back to within nine at 66-57.

The Student Princes would get to within seven after a Kiere Bennie 3-pointer with 6:26 to play. Wilmington, however, would regain control with nine points in a row. Down 16 at 82-66 with 4:20 remaining, HU used an 10-0 run over a two minute stretch to get within six.

A free throw and an open corner trey by Andrew Russell gave WC an 86-76 lead with 75 seconds to play. Wilmington was solid at the line down the stretch, hanging on for the 93-83 victory.

Heidelberg struggled to contain Christian Jones, who led all scorers with 27 points. He was one of four Quakers in double figures.

The Student Princes head back on the road Wednesday for a 7 p.m. matchup at Baldwin Wallace (13-3, 7-2).  The Berg will look to avenge the 92-86 loss to BW earlier this season.