MBB: Berg knocked off at BW

MBB: Berg knocked off at BW

BEREA -- The Heidelberg University men's basketball team was knocked off on the road at Baldwin Wallace University by a final score of 100-78.

Heidelberg (4-8, 2-3 OAC) jumped out to a 7-5 early on, buoyed by buckets made by Josh Dixon and Myron Prewitt. The two layups sandwiched a Jimmy Hanley 3-pointer.

From their, BW (7-4, 2-3) controlled much of the tempo, taking control of the game, eventually building a 14-point lead at the half. The Student Princes did keep themselves within striking distance for much of the first period. With 14:06 remaining, Hanley hit a step back jumper to re-establish a brief lead for the Tricolor, but BW put together a nine point run to pull away.

Heidelberg would edge the gap back down to four points over the next moments of the half. Myron Prewitt's bucket with just over eight minutes remaining instilled the pressure on the Yellow Jackets. BW finished the half on a 23-13 to take the 40-36 lead into the break.

The halftime pause proved beneficial for the Student Princes as they started the second period by closing the gap to just four points over the first six minutes of play. Dylan Woods scored nine of his 14 points over the comeback effort.

However, much like the first half, the Student Princes' pressure ran out of steam. Baldwin Wallace proceeded to outscore the Berg 40-22 over the final 14 minutes to take the 22-point win.

Myron Prewitt continued his impressive form by bagging his ninth double-double of the season with a 21-point, 11-rebound night.

Tayte Lentz was next for the Berg with a career-high 14 points and eight rebounds. Dylan Woods contributed 14 points. Additionally, Phariz Watkins chipped in with 11 points of his own.

Freshman Alex Wyatt made his collegiate debut for Heidelberg collecting one rebound.

For BW, Jay Battle scored a game-high 26 points. Five other Yellow Jackets hit double figures for BW through a combined effort of Matt Dimitrijevs (15), Kyle Nader (12), Michael Quiring (11), Tyler Colombo (11), and Drew Sova (11).

After combining for just 10 total fouls over the first half -- and just four free throw attempts -- both teams hit the double bonus with just over seven minutes remaining in the game. The Yellow Jackets converted 13-of-20 free throw attempts, while the Student Princes finished 9-of-14 attempts from the stripe.

The Student Princes will return back to Seiberling Gymnasium on Saturday as they welcome No. 8 Marietta College for a 3 p.m. tipoff. Heidelberg will also host their Berg Buddies and Berg Summer Campers Day on Saturday.