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."
Heidelberg 87, Houghton 58
Heidelberg (6-6): Jackson Blue 2-3-7; Nate Davis 4-0-8; Quintin Aden Jr. 3-0-8; Dane Givner 6-2-15; Ishaam Smith Jr. 5-1-13; Mike Petrie 4-0-10; Lee Renner 2-0-5; Connor Kohls 1-0-3; Frank Longhino 2-0-5; Josh Pollner 1-0-2; MJ Lotko 0-2-2; Doug Waldmannstetter 4-1-9. Totals: 34-9-87.
Houghton (0-8): Chris Confair 2-0-4; Tyler McQuaid 5-0-10; Andrew Makori 2-2-6; Seth Shay 2-4-8; Mark O'Brien 6-2-14; Cullen Overholt 2-0-4; Chase Rangel 0-0-0; Luke Khachadourian 0-0-0; Brennen Campbell 1-0-2; Ammiel Ortiz 1-2-4; Chris Enlow 0-0-0; Matthew Ball 3-0-6. Totals: 24-10-58.
Halftime: Heidelberg, 43-24.
Field goals: Heidelberg 34-58; Houghton 24-60.
3-pointers: Heidelberg 10-22 (Aden Jr. 2, Smith Jr. 2, Petrie 2); Houghton 0-9.
Foul shots: Heidelberg 9-14; Houghton 10-22.
Rebounds: Heidelberg 38 (Davis 11); Houghton 35 (Shay 6).
Turnovers: Heidelberg 10; Houghton 11.
Assists: Heidelberg 12 (Givner 3); Houghton 12 (Makori 4).
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.