’Berg drops third straight

COLUMBUS — Since the start of the new year and coming back from a trip to Florida, the Heidelberg men’s basketball team has struggled to get a win as it fell to Ohio Athletic Conference foe Capital Wednesday, 85-75.

The Student Princes trailed 43-34 going into the halftime break before coming out in the second and playing neck-and-neck with the Crusaders for a 42-41 second half score.

In overall field goal percentage, the two teams looked pretty close with Capital holding a slim 45.8-44.6 edge. The Crusaders got the win with better 3-point shooting with a 43.5-37.5 advantage. Heidelberg (6-8, 2-5) held a 76-72.4 edge in free throw percentage. Capital (7-7, 3-4) also moved the ball around better with 18 assists to ‘Berg’s seven.

Caleb Cox led the Crusaders with 18 points, followed by Joey Weingartner (17), Austin Schreck (16) and John Burnham (15). Will Hannah tied with Cameron Caldwell with a game-high five assists, while Hannah had a game-high eight rebounds.

Myron Prewitt and Prince Benson each scored 16 points to lead Heidelberg’s efforts. Kiere Bennie added 15 points for the Princes, while James Hanley tossed in eight. Hanley, Prewitt and Benson each had five boards for HU.