Local College Roundup: Hometown guy does in hometown team

NEW CONCORD – In his first 10 college games, Muskingum’s Nick Warnement had scored 22 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and dished out 11 assists.

Not bad numbers for a freshman off the bench.

But in his 11th game, he might have had some incentive to have his best game.

He certainly played like it.

The Calvert graduate had 10 points, 10 rebounds and four assists Saturday, sparking the Muskies to a 91-85 comeback win over Heidelberg, Warnement’s hometown OAC team.

Warnement was one of four Muskies to score in double figures Saturday, as Muskingum moved to 7-5, 2-4 in the OAC.

Heidelberg dropped to 0-6 in the OAC, 4-9 overall. For much of the day, it appeared to be well on its way to its first league W.

A look at the final stats would still give you that impression.

Led by Deonte Holder’s 25 points, HU shot 30 of 57 from the floor, made 9 of 18 3s, and committed just five turnovers.

Cole Williams, a Columbian graduate, had a big game for Heidelberg, with 16 points and four boards. Mike Petrie had 19 points, Jackson Blue had 10 points, and Keith Mackie had a game-high six assists to go with seven points.

So what happened?

The answer can be found up front.

Muskingum destroyed Heidelberg in rebounding, 45-22. Twenty of the Muskie boards were on the offensive end, leading to 21 second-chance points. HU had just eight second-chance points. That difference – along with Dave Brown’s 24 points – helped Muskingum overcome a 45-35 halftime deficit.

Four of the Muskies’ five starters scored in double figures. Cody Seiler had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Clay Owings and Logan Kimble each scored 14.

The Muskies also were dynamite from the stripe, where they went 23 of 25. HU was 16 of 25.

HU sixth at Whitehill National Duals

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Heidelberg’s wrestling program did something this weekend it hasn’t done since 2006.

It placed at the Budd Whitehill National duals.

The Student Princes placed sixth at the meet, going 3-2.

Heidelberg 197-pounder Jason Russell had a strong weekend. In his team’s 18-12 win over Lycoming, he beat Skylar Ebner 5-2. In HU’s 20-13 loss to No. 10 Ithica, he topped Mathew Booth 4-3, then improved to 3-0 at the tournament by beating Ohio Northern’s Michael Pawlitz, 4-1.

HU topped ONU, 25-12. In its 18-15 victory over No. 26 Thiel College, Russell suffered his only loss, a 6-0 decision to Jacob Lowry.

Heidelberg lost the fifth-place match to No. 14 Johnson and Wales, 21-15. In that match, Calvert grad Joe Brodman beat Ben Tepper 2-0. Brodman also picked up a forfeit win against ONU, and beat Lycoming’s Jake Witmer 4-3.

TU falls in home meet

Tiffin managed a pair of individual wins Saturday in a 42-6 loss to Pitt-Johnstown at the Heminger Center..

Chris Baker, TU’s 174-pounder, beat Christopher Mathews 11-7, while 285-pounder Kevin Christman scored a 7-0 decision over Pitt-Johnstown’s Josh Duplin.

Pitt-Johnstown took the rest of the matches, one by forfeit five by pin and two by decision.