TIFFIN, Ohio—The Heidelberg University men’s basketball team will look to break its three-game losing streak Saturday, Dec. 3 when it travels to Wilmington, Ohio to face Wilmington College in an Ohio Athletic Conference game at Fred Raizk Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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The Student Princes (1-3, 0-1 OAC) have lost three straight games following their season-opening victory against Ohio State – Lima (Nov. 18), including an 80-73 overtime loss to OAC foe Capital University on Wednesday. In that game, junior second-team All-OAC guard Dane Givner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Harvest Prep) poured in a game-high 18 points, junior honorable mention All-OAC forward Nate Davis (Dayton/Stivers) recorded his first double-double of the season with 14 points and a game-high 15 rebounds and the Berg had four double-digit scorers for the fourth time in as many games this season. Heidelberg shot better than 40 percent from the field for the first 40 minutes, but cooled off in overtime, shooting just two-of-nine.
Senior guard Darion Capers (Clayton/Trotwood-Madison) (16.3), sophomore forward Victor Fortkamp (St. Henry) (14.0), Davis (12.5) and Givner (12.0) each average a double-figure scoring effort. Davis is averaging a double-double with a team-high 10.3 rebounds per game and has blocked a team-high 11 shots. Led by Davis (58.8), Capers (58.1) and Fortkamp (56.4), the Student Princes shoot 45.9 percent (111-of-242) from the field, score 72.8 ppg. and outrebound their opponents by an average of 12.8 per game.
Wilmington (1-4, 0-0 OAC) is also on the heels of a three-game losing slide following a 83-74 loss to No. 9 The College of Wooster on Sunday. Malcolm Heard led the Quakers with 19 points and seven rebounds. R.J. Leppert scored 16 points, while Tyler White and Antonio Bowman added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The Quakers are led by Heard, who tops the team in scoring (17.2 ppg.), field goal percentage (70.8), blocks (11) and steals (10), and is second in rebounds with 5.4 rpg. White averages 13.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game and Bowman scored 10.8 ppg. Wilmington is averaging 66.2 ppg., 10.4 ppg. less than their opponents.
Following Saturday’s tilt with Wilmington, the Berg will return home to face OAC foe Baldwin-Wallace College on Wednesday, Dec. 7.