BEREA -- Despite another double-double from Maddy Crawford, the Heidelberg University women's basketball team fell on the road, 78-54, at Baldwin Wallace University on Wednesday. Crawford and Brooke Beamer were the only Student Princes in double figures on a tough night for The Berg offensively.
Heidelberg (8-10, 4-7 OAC) has dropped three straight.
Crawford finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds -- both game highs. She also had a career-high six blocked shots. Beamer had 10 points.
The first quarter was a game of hot-and-cold -- BW was hot, Heidelberg was cold. The Yellow Jackets connected on 60% of their attempts from beyond the arc, while the Berg shot just 5-of-17 overall and 0-for-4 from three. Baldwin Wallace utilized a 12-0 run over a three-minute period to extend their lead to as many as 18 in the first frame. A Jasmine Thomas layup, followed by a bucket by Hannah Kilps closed the gap to 14 by the first break.
Much of the same transpired over the second quarter while BW continued to outscore the Student Princes, as they eventually built out a 20-point halftime advantage.
The Student Princes emerged from the halftime intermission with a point to prove. The Tricolor outscored BW 25-24 in the third quarter to close the gap to 19. Crawford did everything in her power to resurrect Heidelberg's offense by scoring 12 points in the third quarter alone.
BW opened the fourth quarter on a 7-0 run, removing any doubt about the outcome.
Heidelberg was 20-of-60 (33.3%) from the floor and 4-of-16 (25%) from long-range while BW was 30-of-63 (47.6%) from the floor and 6-of-14 from beyond the arc.
Heidelberg will welcome Wilmington College to Tiffin on Saturday for a 3 p.m. start time. The Student Princes are looking to sweep the Quakers after beating them on their home floor, 74-70 on December 1.