Tiffin, Ohio – December 19, 2009 – Seventy-five percent field goal shooting in the first half contributes to the Heidelberg University men’s basketball team winning 77-60 over Mount Union College. The Berg has won seven of its last eight games and improves to 7-3 overall, 4-1 in the OAC, while the Purple Raiders drop to 5-4 overall, 3-2 in conference play.
Heidelberg would maintain the lead throughout the first half, with its biggest lead of 22 points coming when sophomore Andy Emrhein (Seven Hills, Ohio / Padua Franciscan) found sophomore John Miller (Millersburg, Ohio / West Holmes) behind the three point arch, in which Miller drained the long range shot to give the Berg a 44-22 lead.
With shooting 4-5 from the three-point line, Miller led the Berg with twelve points, while Heidelberg had a 47-27 lead at halftime.
The lead would be too much for the Purple Raiders to overcome, while Heidelberg captured the 77-60 victory.
For the game, Heidelberg shot 57.7 percent (30-of-52) from the field, while Mount Union shot 47.8 percent (22-of-46).
Heidelberg had 14 different players contributing with points.
Senior Travis Kinn (Alvada, Ohio / New Riegel) led the way for the Berg with 19 points. Backing Kinn was Miller with a career-high 15 points (5-6 from three-point field goals).
Senior Jim Smalley (Middleburg Heights, Ohio / Midpark) scored eight points, while freshman Nate Davis (Dayton, Ohio / Stivers) racked up six points to go along with a team-high six rebounds and a game-high three steals. Freshman Wes Paramore (Painesville, Ohio / Harvey) scored his first two points of his collegiate career.
Heidelberg finishes its four-game home stand with a 3-1 record and will compete in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire tournament starting, Tuesday, December 29.