(December 7, 2002) -- The Quakers of Wilmington College dropped
their fourth straight game at the hands of the Heidelberg College
Student Princes by a 70-58 score.
Will Bruce (Cleveland/Benedictine)
scored a career-high 18 points while Greg Liggens (Toledo/Scott)
scored 11 and Dave Hudson (Bucyrus/Col. Crawford) put up 10.
(0-4, 0-1 OAC) never led in the contest as Heidelberg opened up
scoring in the game with a three-point basket 1:45 into the contest.
The Quakers cut the deficit to one with a Greg Liggens jump shot
before Heidelberg (4-3, 1-1 OAC) scored 12 of the gamešs next 14
points to take an 11-point lead. The Quakers would bring the game
to within four with eight minutes left in the half before the 'Berg
opened a 15 point lead that they took into the locker room.
opened the second half with a bang when Josh Rohrbacher (Columbus/Beechcroft)
converted a four-point play just 15 seconds into the half, cutting
the deficit to eight points. The Heidelberg lead would shrink to
as few as one with 5:10 left in the game before the hosts outscored
the Quakers 16-5 the rest of the way, including 8-2 in the gamešs
final two minutes.
Bruce led the
team with 18 points while Liggens and Hudson scored 11 and 10 respectively.
Stephen Gee (West Milton/Milton-Union) chipped in with nine points
in the loss. Bruce pulled down a team-high five rebounds while Liggens
added four. Adam Weber (Peelbes/Peebles) dished out five assists.
Princes were led by Lucas Messer who scored 21 points and pulled
down seven rebounds while Nick Flipic scored 15 and Kyle Tackett
and Lorenzo Smith scored 12 and 11 respectively. Adam Bargar dished
out a game-high eight assists in the victory.
The next game
for the Quakers is on Wednesday, December 11 when the team hosts
head coach Scott Stemplešs alma mater Ohio Northern with tip-off
set for 7:30.