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NORTH CANTON – Thirty turnovers were just too much to overcome as Tiffin’s women fell 85-69 Saturday to Walsh University.

Tiffin (7-15, 4-14 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) went score for score with Walsh in the second half, but a less-than-stellar performance in the game’s first 20 minutes accounted for 20 of the Dragons’ turnovers and gave the Cavaliers a 45-29 halftime advantage.

The Cavaliers (9-15, 5-13) were led by Rachael Trujillo and Tara Gallupe who recorded 21 points apiece.

Jordan Fraley led the Dragons with 14 points and two assists. Karli Mast put up 11 points, while Jillian Adams added nine points and Jessica Farr grabbed seven rebounds.

Muskingum turns away ‘Berg women

NEW CONCORD – Muskingum handed Heidelberg its 12th Ohio Athletic Conference loss, 75-67 Saturday afternoon despite Kathleen Phillips scoring 32 points for the Student Princes.

Heidelberg shot out to an early 6-4 lead in the opening minutes, but Muskingum (7-15, 5-11 OAC) kept Heidelberg at an arm’s length, giving up the lead only once in the first half to go into the locker room with a 32-25 advantage.

The Student Princes grabbed their only other lead of the game with 9:39 left in the opening half when Megan Miller sank a jumper to put Heidelberg (11-12, 4-12) up, 50-48. But the Muskies retook the lead less than a minute later en route to a seven-point lead at the break.

Phillips’ scoring effort led all players, and she added five rebounds and six steals for The ‘Berg.

Paige Ricketts added nine points and Molly Schriber contributed six points and had five rebounds.

Walsh slays Dragons

NORTH CANTON – Poor shooting plagued Tiffin, allowing Walsh pick up a commanding 91-61 victory Saturday afternoon.

Looking to light a fire under the Dragons (8-15, 4-14), Joe Graessle recorded four assists and led the team with 25 points.

Khaleal McCormick and Mike Boan scored 14 and 11 points respectively. Boan also led the Dragons with six boards.

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‘Berg breaks records after rough week

ADA – Heidelberg University’s track teams capped a tumultuous week with five record-setting performances Saturday at the Joe Banks Invitational at Ohio Northern University.

After a disappointing meet a week ago, Heidelberg did not have a play to train during the week after a small fire in early morning hours last Sundday closed its indoor practice facility.

Despite the adversity, the women’s team finished fourth and the men’s team placed fifth on Saturday.

“We had great performances for the entire team, considering we had no indoor facility to practice in all week,” interim head coach Ron Martin said. “Our student-athletes made the best of their circumstances.”

In record style.

Madison Haasz won the weight throw with a school-record toss of 15.07 meters, and added a win in the shot (12.38 meters).

Bobbi Custer added a victory in the 500, crossing the line in 1:19.78 for a school record.

Three Student Princes finished in the top five in the 800, led by Sophie Goobic’s second in a school-record time of 2:21.37. Hayle Cochran and Allie Dresser ran third and fifth in the race.

Custer, Bethany Beaver, Taylor Dillon and Amanda Mosier ran second in the 4 x 200 (1:50.87).

Custer, Dillon, Cochran and Caty Orr finished in third in the 4 x 400.

Dani Blum added a second in the 3,000 (10:51.75).

Heidelberg’s men, ranked 24th in the nation, got standout performances from Josh Lynch and Gage Falcone.

Lynch broke his own school record and won the triple jump by leaping 14.93 meters. He added a third in the long jump (6.68 meters).

Falcone set his school record with a throw of 16.45 meters in the weight toss. He followed up that win with a second in the shot (14.22 meters).

TU gets records, provisional marks

Tiffin pentathlete Deborah Broderson and the men’s 4 x 200 relay team set school records, and the Dragons earned several provisional marks as TU competed Saturday at two separate meets.

Broderson scored 3,750 points in to win the pentathlon and set school marks for points at the NCAA Division II Team Challenge in Geneva.

Her point total, fourth-best so far in the country this year, topped the mark of 3,587 set by TU All-American Lynzi Daughenbaugh in 2012 and hit the NCAA provisional standard.

She also hit a provisional mark in the long jump with a leap of 18-2 1/4.

Ashley DeWitt won the 20-pound weight toss with a provisional throw of 60-9 1/2, and added a win in the shot (45-10 3/4) for the Dragons. Miranda Mondozzi added a provisional toss in the shot (45-9 3/4).

Ashley Gilroy won the 5,000 (18:18.55).

Tiffin’s men got a provisional effort from Ralph Robinson, who won the 35-pound weight throw with a toss of 57-11 1/4. The distance is second-best in school history.

Zane Lawrence added a win in the shot (51-1).

Teammates Antonio Combs and Tony Shead tied for second in the triple jump after each sailed 46-8 1/4.

Shead added a second in the long jump (22-1), and thirds came from Reid Kibler in the long jump (22-0 3/4), Jon Lester in the heptathlon (4,150) and Seth Vermillion in the 800 (1:57.57).

Another group of TU men competed at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City.

Dom Colvin, Tony Marshall, Ishan Garrett and Stephon Goodwin led that group by winning the men’s 4 x 200 in a school-record time of 1:31.17.

Garrett, Colvin, Reginald Mortel and Lamar Hargrove added a second in the 4 x 400 with a provisional time of 3:17.86. They finished second only to Division I Army.

Hargrove added a second in the 200 with a provisional time of 21.83 seconds.

Colvin, Garrett and Mortel also turned in provisional times in the 400.

TU tennis opens spring with a win

Tiffin won four of the singles matches Saturday to open its spring tennis season by doubling up Bellamine University 6-3.

The Dragons started with a pair of doubles victories.

Kyle Johnson and Nick Almeida triumphed 8-5, and Robbie Ball and Augustin Mangone won 8-4. The lone loss came in a 9-7 decision suffered by Ben Fievet and Jordan Simon-Chopard.

Fievet and Ball each pulled out narrow singles wins, both by 6-3, 7-6 margins. Fievet won his tiebreaker 7-4 and Ball took an 8-6 win.

Johnson (6-3, 6-0) and Mangone (6-4, 6-3) also both won. Almeida fell in three-set battle (2-6, 6-3, 10-6).

Dragons turn in solid day at UF

FINDLAY – Tiffin University graduate assistant Alexandra Kemp-Thompson won two categories in the Alumni Equitation division and a handful of hunt seat Dragons placed well Saturday at an equestrian meet at University of Findlay.

Kemp-Thompson won her division’s flat and over fences contests, qualifying for the regional meet in both.

Michelle Holman and Elizabeth Volk finished second and third for TU in the novice equitation over fences class.

Taylor McCluskey claimed second in the beginner walk/trot/canter.

Lauren Satterfield added a third in the open equitation on the flat.

Emilie Seyfang ended fourth in the novice equitation on the flat.

Sixths for the Dragons came from Holman in the intermediate equitation on the flat, Volk in the novice equitation on the flat, and Alexis Wobser in the beginner walk/trot/canter.

Tiffin finished fourth out of 12 teams with 18 points.

Lake Erie beat Kenton 32-24 for the title, with University of Findlay taking third (21).

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Tiffin’s Mast mystifies Eagles

ASHLAND – Karli Mast was having her best game of the season.

So, down by one with less than a minute left at Ashland, TU women’s basketball coach Pam Oswald knew there was one person to turn to.

Mast hit her seventh 3-pointer of the afternoon, giving the Dragons a 79-77 lead with 20 seconds left. Ashland had a chance to tie following a foul on Ashland’s Alyssa Miller, but Miller split the free throws.

From there, the Dragons went 4 of 4 from the line and won, 83-80.

Mast made two free throws with less than a second left to help seal the win. The pair of foul shots were her only points that didn’t come from a 3-pointer. She finished with 23 points to go with three assists and a steal.

“She was on fire the whole game, wanting the ball, wanting to take that shot,” Oswald said.

Mast wasn’t the only senior to come up big. Jillian Adams had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Dragons improved to 6-11, 3-10 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

“(The seniors were) playing hard and giving the rest of the team energy,” Oswald said.

Bre Nauman had eight points and nine rebounds for Tiffin, while Katie Miller and Jordan Fraley had 10 points each.

“I thought our players did a really good job of maintaining discipline, sticking with the game plan,” Oswald said. “The whole game we were patient and under composure.”

Suzy Wollenhaupt scored 29 points for Ashland (10-8, 2-11 GLIAC).

Late comeback attempt comes up short for TU men

ASHLAND – Trailing Ashland by 14 points with about six minutes left in regulation, Tiffin went on a run, but was unable to finish it.

Ashland, behind Cole Krizancic’s 20 points and 15 points from Wendell Davis off the bench, held on, beating the Dragons 78-72.

Tiffin started the game on a 12-4 run, and led for most of the game’s first 15 minutes.

But even then, TU coach Jerry Buccilla said he thought the Dragons could have put themselves in a better position. But some turnovers killed that possibility.

“I felt we could have had them down and hurt them in the first 10 minutes of the first half,” Buccilla said.

Then, Ashland went on an 7-0 run to end the first half, and went to the break with a 34-26 advantage.

“We should have been down five, but didn’t handle that last last minute well,” Buccilla said.

Still, the Dragons came back. After being down by as many as 16 in the second half, TU, led by Khaleal McCormick, cut the lead to four – 62-56 – with 2:59 left. The Dragons defense then played tough on the following possession, but with a second left on the shot clock, Ashland’s Boo Osborne his a 3, extending the Eagle lead back to nine.

Tiffin got the lead down to four in the final minute, but Ashland made 10 of 12 foul shots down the stretch to hold on.

McCormick scored 23 points and added 16 rebounds to pace the Dragons, who fell to 7-11, 3-10 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Joe Graessle had 19 points in the loss.

Ashland improved to 8-10, 5-9 GLIAC.

‘Berg finishes sixth at Pete Willson Invite

WHEATON, ILL- The Heidelberg University Wrestling team finished sixth as a team and came away from the Pete Willson Invitational with two individual fourth place finishes Saturday night.

The Student Princes were led by 197-pounder Jason Russell and sophomore heavyweight Nino Majoy.

Russell had two pins and an 8-4 decision victory to advance to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, Russell lost by decision, 7-5 to No.2 ranked Shane Siefert from Wisconsin-Whitewater. After winning a 2-0 decision in consolation semifinal, Russell fell 11-0 to Shane Wozniak of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the finals to take fourth place.

Majoy fought from the consolation bracket to take fourth place after losing in the second round of the tournament. From there he won three matches in a row to reach the quarterfinals.

Start me up: Quakers cruise past HU

WILMINGTON -All five of Wilmington’s starters scored in double figures Saturday as the Quakers got past Heidelberg, 71-64.

Wilmington’s Malcolm Heard, Ben Vonderhaar,and Klarke Ransome all scored 14 points for the Quakers, who improved to 12-6, 9-3 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

Heidelberg (5-13, 1-10) was led by Columbian graduate Cole Williams, who had 15 points and eight boards. Deonte Holder scored 12 for HU.

HU indoor track teams 5th

ADA – Heidelberg’s men and women’s track teams each finished fifth at the Ohio Athletic Conference North Split at Ohio Northern.

HU’s Sophie Goobic won the 1,000-meter run, while also finishing third in the 1-mile race.

On the men’s side, Josh Lynch finished second in the long jump and the high jump.