UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - Nate Davis was a monster at John Carroll Wednesday night.
The Heidelberg senior went over 1,000 points for his career with a 23-point game in University Heights. He also had a ridiculous 25 rebounds.
But for all of Davis' accolades, Heidelberg couldn't close the deal against the Blue Streaks. Despite leading by as many as 13 in the first half and keeping an advantage over John Carroll until the final minutes of regulation, the Blue Streaks won in overtime, 71-68.
John Carroll actually had the lead, 64-62, after a David Hendrickson 3 with 27 seconds left in the second half.
Heidelberg was able to force overtime after a Dane Givner 15-footer with four seconds left. Then, HU led in overtime by four, 68-64, after a Davis foul shot with 2:29 left.
"He had a will to get it done," Gholson said of Davis. "He ended up with five or six dunks."
But John Carroll rallied, scoring the game's final seven points. Down by three in the final seconds, Keith Mackie's shot to tie the game missed.
"We should have won this basketball game, no question," Gholson said after his team fell to 9-11, 4-9 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. "We have to play defense; we have to make stops."
HU was a chilly 8 of 17 from the foul line. Ishaam Smith scored 12 points, but he and Davis were the only Student Princes to score in double figures.
John Carroll (10-9, 7-6) got 22 points from Kyle Hubbard.
While Gholson was disappointed with the loss, he left things on a positive note.
"If the kids play this hard the rest of the season, the rest of the season will take care of itself," Gholson said.