Local College Roundup: Bobcats take down ‘Berg men

ATHENS – Heidelberg’s men fell to 1-2 after suffering an 85-57 loss to Division I Ohio University.

Three Student Princes scored in double digits in the loss, led by Keith Mackie’s 15 points. Mike Petrie and Deonte Holder each recorded 12 points. Mackie also had four assists and five rebounds.

Heidelberg kept the game close in the first half, trailing just 38-29 at halftime.

However, Ohio’s size and speed proved to be the difference maker as the Bobcats (4-1) rolled to a 28 point victory.

Heidelberg returns to action Tuesday when it travels to Albion College.

Dragons a dual threat

CAMPBELLSVILLE – Tiffin went 2-1 Saturday at the Campbellsville University Duals, beating Mount St. Joseph 39-12 and Calumet St. Joseph 35-15 after opening with 21-18 loss to host Campbellsville.

In the first dual against Campbellsville, TU junior Stephen Pastor pulled out a dramatic 14-13 victory over Tyler Alsip. Down one with a minute to go, Pastor swept the takedown and got a near fall to secure the win. At 149 pounds, Sam Viengmany defeated Matt Milton 12-6.

The Dragons won seven of the 10 weight classes against the Mount St. Joseph Lions. Chase Boyd pinned Luis Godines at 157 pounds, Jared Chambers stuck Joe Kammerer at 165 pounds in 17 seconds, and Kaleb Matchett pinned Nathan Islamovsky at 197 pounds. Chambers’ pin is the quickest in TU history.

The Dragons (2-4) took seven of the weight classes in their win over Calumet St. Joseph. At 165 pounds, Chambers stuck Ryan Camp (1:42). Viengmany won by technical fall 18-3 over Chris Pajdzik.

Freshmen Chase Boyd, Kaleb Matchett and Sam Viengmany all went 3-0 at the dual.

Tiffin travels Saturday to the Ohio Northern University Invitational.

Tiffin falls from the top

CEDARVILLE – Tiffin University’s women’s basketball team scrapped and clawed to hang on Saturday against Cedarville, but finally fell 84-83 in its first loss of the season.

The Dragons entered halftime knotted at 37, but Cedarville put together a 29-16 run early in the second half to go up 66-53.

Tiffin battled back to trail 73-71 with 4:09 to play, but Cedarville countered with an 8-2 run to gain breathing room.

The Dragons again closed the gap, getting to within 84-83 on Karli Mast’s 3-pointer late before the clock ran out on the comeback.

Mast joined the TU 1,000-point club after putting up 15 points, four rebounds and four assists. Bre Nauman registered 17 with eight rebounds.

Katie Miller had a big game with 22 points and seven rebounds off the bench.

“She’s been doing some really positive things for us,” TU coach Pam Oswald said of Miller. “Having 22 points, seven rebounds, 6 for 9 from the floor, she’s come in been steady for us. That’s what we need right now. We’re looking for a couple more people to come in and pick up the slack.

“When others are down, come into the game and bring some energy. I thought we lacked some energy tonight,” Oswald said.

“It was a close game the whole way, it came down to free throws,” she said. “I think one of the biggest things for us, we didn’t capitalize at the free throw line and capitalize on the opportunities we had for free points.”

The Dragons host Mercyhurst College on Tuesday

Jenkins and McQuade earn GLIAC honors

BAY CITY, Mich. – Tiffin University seniors Jordan Jenkins and Danielle McQuade were honored with post-season honors by the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference volleyball coaches this past week.

McQuade earned second-team honors for the fourth time in her career. She averaged 3.89 kills and 3.3 digs over 100 sets while hitting .286.

She had 22 matches with double-digit kills and 24 matches with double-digit digs, and tallied 19 double-doubles for the season. She finished her career with 1,449 kills (second best in TU history) and 1,128 digs (top 10 in school history).

For the second straight year, Jenkins led the GLIAC in digs, only to earn honorable mention for the second straight year. She is averaging 7.32 digs over 100 sets, more than 2.5 digs per set better than her next closest rival.

Jenkins totaled 732 digs to break the school and GLIAC single-season record. She had double digits in all 27 matches. Jenkins closes out her career as the all-time leader in digs with 1,801.