NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - As it usually does, Heidelberg's men's basketball team brought plenty of defensive pressure in its game Saturday.
Its opponent, Houton, couldn't handle it.
The Student Princes (6-6) dominated the Highlanders from the start, scoring the contest's first 10 points and never looking back. They led 43-24 at halftime, and coasted to an 87-58 win.
Heidelberg was effective from 3-point range, making 10 of 22 attempts. It was 34-58 overall from the floor.
Houghton, meanwhile, made just 24 of 60 shots and went 0 of 9 from 3-point range.
"They weren't ready for the pressure," Heidelberg coach Anthony Gholson said. "Today we shot the ball a lot better, 45 percent from 3. It was a good game shooting-wise."
It was a game where everyone got into the act. Heidelberg used 12 players, and all of them scored. Dane Givner was HU's leading scorer, with 15 points. Ishaam Smith had 13 points, and Mike Petrie had his second good game in as many days, with 10 points.
Heidelberg's Nate Davis had eight points and 11 rebounds, but he played only 20 minutes.
This was the Student Princes second and final game in Virginia. They also played Saturday, losing to Christopher Newport, the No. 19 team in Division III, 65-53.
"The trip gives the guys some confidence," Gholson said. "I told them they need to compete every possession... now they understand what it means to compete very hard every single possession. that's all you can ask for."
Houton's leading scorer was Mark O'Brien, who had 14 points. The Highlanders are 0-8.