Britons drop Student Princes in overtime
Bennie scores 15 points for Heidelberg, which falls to 1-2
On a night neither team shot well from the floor, it was Albion who squeaked past Heidelberg for a 74-71 overtime win Tuesday.
‘Berg (1-2) trailed for most of the game, including by six with 42 seconds, left when the Student Princes turned the up their defense with a full-court press.
After Chris Moxley hit a pair of free throws, Albion (1-2) turned the ball over, which led to a pair of Moxley free throws and then the Britons turned the ball over once again sending HU’s James Hanley to the free throw line with 19 seconds left in regulation. Hanley tied the contest. Albion had a look at the game winner, but the ball drew iron.
Leading by three with less than a minute left in overtime, HU couldn’t get a stop as Albion’s Caden Ebeling drilled a 3-pointer. After HU turned it over, Albion drained a pair of free throws. Kiere Bennie had a chance to tie the game at the other end, but the layup didn’t go. The Britons’ Chris Wheeler split a pair of free throws to end the contest.
Albion shot 40.3 percent (27 of 67) from the floor, including 10 of 32 on 3-pointers. HU was 22 of 63 (35 percent) from the field and just 5 of 24 from deep.
Bennie led HU with 15 points and five rebounds, while Moxley added 14 points and four boards and Davey Hipp scored eight points. Myron Prewitt pulled down 11 boards, while Prince Benson grabbed seven.
Adams leads Dragons
ASHLAND — Austin Adams, like he did most of last season, dominated on the hardwood as he tallied 29 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as Tiffin dropped Kentucky State 88-85 Tuesday in the Ashland University Classic.
With the win, Tiffin moved to 2-2.
TU played well out of the gate, scoring the first 11 points of the game, but Kentucky State made a run by the end of the first half to trail the Dragons just 43-41 at the break.
The Thorobreds started the second half with an 11-6 run to take a 52-49 advantage. It ended up being a 70-70 tie later in the half before TU had its own 11-6 run. Kentucky State pulled to within 83-82 with 59 ticks left, but TU made 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch to close it out.
Alex Brown recorded 20 points and three assists for the Dragons, while Shane Waldon tacked on 10 points and six boards and Quentin Jones scored seven points.
Kevin Hayes led the Thorobreads with 22 points.
TU shot 57.6 percent (34 of 59) from the field, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range.
The Dragons play the University of Indianapolis today at 1 p.m. in Ashland.
Beavers rout Student Princes
BLUFFTON — Heidelberg’s women fell behind early and couldn’t climb back as they fell to Bluffton 79-57.
Bluffton (2-1) raced out to a 22-15 first-quarter advantage and added to it with a 19-11 second quarter. Despite Heidelberg (1-2) outscoring Bluffton 20-16 in the third quarter, the Beavers bounced back and buried the Student Princes in the fourth 22-11.
‘Berg shot just 30 percent (18 of 60) from the floor. Bluffton shot 42.6 percent (29 of 68). The Bluffton defense forced 23 turnovers.
Alyssa Riley led HU with 19 points, while Madelyn Crawford added 13 points and six rebounds and Brooke Beamer had eight points.
Eriksen has 3 TDs,
Eastern Michigan beats BG
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Ian Eriksen ran for three touchdowns and Eastern Michigan held on to beat Bowling Green 34-31 on Tuesday night.
Eriksen finished with 104 yards rushing on 24 carries and Shaq Vann ran 16 times for 117 yards for Eastern Michigan (5-7, 3-5 Mid-American Conference).
Jarret Doege was 21-of-34 passing for 256 yards with two touchdowns to lead Bowling Green (2-10, 2-6). Josh Cleveland ran for 150 yards and a 2-yard score.
Doege’s pair of TD passes in the third quarter gave the Falcons a 31-27 lead. Eriksen’s third touchdown, a 7-yarder, ended the quarter.
Bowling Green’s Jake Suder missed a 29-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. With about five minutes left, Cleveland was stopped for a 3-yard loss on a fourth-and-1. The Eagles took possession and then ran out the clock.
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