’Berg men fall in double overtime

Heidelberg had a balanced attack. What it didn’t have was a timely bucket.

The Student Princes missed three 3-pointers in the final 20 seconds in an 83-80 double-overtime loss to Albion, dropping their fourth game in a row to fall to 1-4.

The Student Princes had several chances to win, but just couldn’t find a score when they needed it.

Josh Dixon tied the game at 67 with 1:48 left in regulation, but Heidelberg missed two 3-point tries and another field goal in the final minute. Alibion missed two shots over the same stretch.

In the first overtime, Tamal Watkins hit two foul shots with 52 seconds to go to knot the score at 74, but each team again missed a shot after that, with Heidelberg’s miss coming with five seconds left.

Heidelberg looked to have momentum in the second overtime, with Watkins twice making two foul shots — the first set with 2:15 to play and the second with 1:46 to go — to forge an 80-78 lead.

But Jamezell Davis hit a 3 to put Albion up 81-80 and Quinton Armstrong followed with a layup with 31 seconds left and the Heidelberg missed a trio of 3-pointers in the final 20 seconds.

Alex Arellano scored 20 points for Heidelberg, Watkins netted 18 and Dylan Woods added 14.

Prince Benson grabbed eight rebounds and Bailey Croft hauled in seven.

Tamal Watkins, Arellano, Croft and Phariz Watkins all dished three assists.

The Britons got 19 points and 13 rebounds from Caden Ebeling. Armstrong tossed in 22 points, Davis scored 16 and Juwan Perry tallied 11.

This was Heidelberg’s first double-overtime game since beating North Central (Ill.) 98-93 Nov. 18, 2017.

Wayne State rides early surge

DETROIT — Wayne State vaulted out to a 21-8 lead by the end of the first quarter and held Tiffin’s women at bay from there Tuesday for a 75-63 win.

Foul shots helped the Warriors. They went 29 of 34 from the line while TU ended just 9 for 14.

Tiffin cut the deficit to single digits on multiple occasions in the third quarter, but Wayne State managed to climb back up to a 12-point lead (57-45) with 10 minutes to play.

Back-to-back triples from Jensen Hiegel and Savanah Richards brought the Dragons within 63-57 with just over four minutes remaining. That was as close as Tiffin got, though, as Wayne State scored 11 unanswered points over the next three minutes to pull away for the win.

Brooke Wesner keyed Tiffin with 15 points, Aarion Nichols had 12 points, seven assists and five rebounds, Jasmine Watts grabbed 11 boards and Jada Tate had nine points and five rebounds off the bench.

Unbeaten Bluffton rallies past ‘Berg

BLUFFTON — Bluffton powered past Heidelberg’s women 29-20 in the fourth quarter Tuesday to claim a 70-65 win and improve to 4-0.

Heidelberg (2-2) entered halftime clinging to a 31-30 lead and ended the third period up 45-41 before the Beavers rallied.

Brooke Beamer led the Student Princes behind her first career double-double, tallying 22 points and a career-best 10 rebounds. She also chipped in six assists.

Maddy Crawford added the 27th double-double of her career with 11 points and 14 boards. She also snared four steals.

Brittanie Ulmer backed them with 10 points and career-high five blocks, and Bailey Walter had eight rebounds.

Bluffton got 22 points from New Riegel graduate Brianna Gillig, which included a crisp 10-of-13 effort from the foul line, along with nine reobunds. T.J. Mills added 14 points.