fall victim to late comeback in three-point loss
scores 20 in loss for Quakers
Ohio The Wilmington College Quakers fell to 5-10 in the
Ohio Athletic Conference with a 73-70 loss to Heidelberg in
Fred Raizk Arena on Saturday afternoon.
game brings Heidelberg to within a game of the Quakers for
the eighth and final spot in the Ohio Athletic Conference
Short (Cincinnati/Mt. Healthy) scored a team-high 20 points
for the Quakers, while Eric Stirling (Brooklyn, NY/LaSalle
Academy) chipped in 14.
Quakers started the game with a 9-2 run, jumping out to a
seven-point lead and not relinquishing that lead until the
5:55 mark of the first half, the middle of a 10-0 run by the
Quakers responded with a run of their own, ending the half
on a 12-5 run, taking a two-point lead into the locker room.
The Quakers came out flat in the second half, as the Student
Princes were able to take a six-point lead with 15:50 to play
in the game.
hosts clawed their way back, and took a four-point lead with
10 minutes to play, as neither team was able to take more
than a four point lead the rest of the way.
Quakers led 69-65 after a pair of Short free throws with 3:57
to play in the game before the Student Princes ended the game
on an 8-1 run, giving the team a three-point lead with 17
seconds to play in the game.
pair of missed three point attempts in the final four seconds
were off the mark, as the team split the season series with
the Student Princes 1-1.
shot a blistering 62.5% from the field for the game (30-of-48),
including an incredible 75% (18-of-24) in the second half,
while hitting half of their 16 three-point attempts.
scored 20 points to pace the squad while Stirling scored 14
and Zach Broermann (Brookville, IN/LaSalle Academy) chipped
in nine, as nine of the ten Quakers that played reached the
pulled down a game-high seven rebounds, as the Quakers were
out-rebounded 32-25 in the contest.
Rohrbacher (Columbus/Beechcroft) dished out a career-high
eight assists in the loss, while Short picked off five steals.
Heidelberg was led by the sharp shooting of guard Shawn Shriver,
as he hit 6-of-8 three-point attempts and 10-of-14 overall
for a game-high 14 points while Ron Higgins hit 7-of-9 from
the field for 17 points. Brian Schmidt chipped in 10 in the
the loss, the Quakers fall to 9-14 overall and 5-11 in the
OAC while Heidelberg improves to 7-16 overall and 4-12 in
Quakers remain one game ahead of the Student Princes in the
race for the eighth seed in the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament,
with the Quakers playing Otterbein and Marietta in their last
two as Heidelberg ends the season with games against John
Carroll and Muskingum.
next game for the Quakers is on Wednesday, February 16 as
the team travels to Westerville, Ohio to face off against
the Cardinals of Otterbein College with tip-off set for 7:30