John Carroll has six score in double figures, tops HU men
Even though Heidelberg was never really out of Wednesday’s game against John Carroll at Seiberling Gymnasium, it had trouble keeping up with the Blue Streaks.
Heidelberg never led in the 82-74 Ohio Athletic Conference loss, and after an Emmett Chambers 3 broke a 21-all tie with 7:59 left in the first quarter, John Carroll always maintained a lead.
That advantage fluctuated throughout the night. A James Berger layup m,ade it 38-28 early in the second half, but Heidelberg rallied back, making it 42-37 after an Alex Arellano free throw at the 16:57 mark.
With 8:25 left in regulation, John Carroll’s lead reached its zenith. It went up 66-52 after a Berger free throw.
Again, Heidelberg mounted a comeback. Tamal Watkins connected on back-to-back jumpers, bringing the Student Princes within 66-60 with 5:22 left, and Heidelberg trailed just 74-67 after an Arellano three-point play with 1:47.
But the Blue Streaks held on, thanks to six players scoring in double digits. Fitzgerald finished with 16 points, making four 3-pointers, and James Berger had 15 points and nine rebounds.
From a percentage standpoint, John Carroll was as good from the 3-point line as it was from the free throw stripe. The Blue Streaks went 14 of 28 from deep and 12 of 24 from the foul line.
Heidelberg made 10 of 29 3-pointers, with Watkins and Arellano knocking down four each. HU was 8 of 12 from the foul line.
Heidelberg (5-9, 3-4) got a 24-point, four-assist effort from Watkins, while Arellano kicked in 18 points. Dylan Woods added eight points for the Student Princes.
HU women start well, but John Carroll takes over
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — John Carroll’s women’s basketball team dominated on the boards — Olivia Nagy had 12 — and the Blue Streaks routed Heidelberg Wednesday in University Heights, 65-39.
Nagy added 12 points, while Nicole Heffington added a team-high 16 points to go with eight rebounds. The Blue Streaks won rebounding 43-27, shaking off a rough first quarter to win handily,
Heidelberg started out well, making 7 of its first 15 field goal attempted and holding a 15-9 lead going into the second quarter.
But the Student Princes made just eight field goals the rest of the game, and dropped to 5-9, 1-6 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Student Princes finished making just 15 of 49 shots from the floor.
John Carroll improved to 12-2, 6-1.
Heidelberg’s offense was led by Old Fort graduate Alli Adelsperger, who scored 13 points, and by Willard graduate Maddy Crawford, who had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Brittanie Ulmer had seven points for HU in the loss.