Hannah paces Capital against Student Princes

BEXLEY — Will Hannah scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Capital upended Heidelberg, 86-80.

Hannah was one of four Crusaders to score in double figures, as the nationally-ranked squad moved to 18-4, 13-2 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. One of Capital’s conference’s losses came last month to the Student Princes in Tiffin.

Caleb Cox added 17 points and eight rebounds for Capital, while Dan Auble scored 15 points on the strength of a 10 of 10 night from the line.

Heidelberg (8-14, 6-9) was paced by Myron Prewitt, who put up 19 points and seven boards. Alex Arellano scored 14 in the loss, while Connor Hutchison added 10.

Crusaders have six score in double figures, beat HU

Capital’s Regan Stonerock was brilliant, and the Crusaders had six players score in double figures in an 84-75 Ohio Athletic Conference win at Seiberling Gymnasium Wednesday.

Stonerock had 16 points and 19 rebounds, and the Crusaders shot a solid 32 of 62 from the floor in improving to 14-8, 9-6 in the OAC. Elle Folan led Capital with 17 points, while Emma Burns and Erin Risner had 12 points each, with Risner adding six assists.

Heidelberg (9-13, 5-10) got 20 points and seven assists from Brooke Beamer, while Alyssa Riley added 16 points. Willard graduate Maddy Crawford had six points and six rebounds.

Vasiljevic helps Miami

beat cold Notre Dame

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Before the Miami Hurricanes headed to the postgame locker room, they assembled along the free throw line and waved their index fingers to a serenade from the pep band.

For one night at least, and against Notre Dame at least, the Hurricanes were No. 1.

Dejan Vasiljevic and Anthony Lawrence had double-doubles and Miami used stout defense to break a five-game losing streak by beating the Fighting Irish 62-47 Wednesday.

Miami (10-12, 2-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) climbed out of last place in the league.

“We had enough of losing,” Vasiljevic said.

The junior guard had 15 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Lawrence, a senior, earned his fourth double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Both contributed to a smothering defensive effort. The Fighting Irish (12-11, 2-8) shot a season-low 32 percent, and their point total was also a season low.

They shot a season-worst 4 for 28 from 3-point range.

“Miami’s defense really bothered us,” coach Mike Brey said. “We just couldn’t score. I would give Miami’s defense credit, not us missing shots.”

The Irish missed 23 of their final 24 3-point tries. Miami, using a mix of zone and man-to-man, forced 14 turnovers that led to 16 points.

John Mooney had 11 points and six rebounds — the first time in nine games that he failed to achieve a double-double for the Irish. They lost for the sixth time in the past seven games.

Miami’s Ebuka Izundu made all seven shots for 14 points, including a buzzer-beating dunk to end the first half, and added seven rebounds. Izundu was limited to 11 minutes in the second half because of cramps.

The Irish made five of their first six shots to grab a nine-point lead, but then cooled off. They went 8 1/2 minutes without a basket midway through the game as Miami outscored them 16-2 to take a 34-23 lead.

A layup by Chris Lykes gave the Hurricanes their biggest advantage, 51-33. The cushion was a big change after Miami’s worst league start since 1993-94.

“It’s nice to win,” coach Jim Larranaga said. “Everybody likes winning.”

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Lykes had 11 points to win his matchup with freshman guard Prentiss Hubb, who shot only 1 for 7 and committed six turnovers. They were high school teammates in Washington.