fall to Heidelberg 87-63
Deon Short leads way with 19 points in loss
Press Release) Tiffin, Ohio (February 21, 2004) -- The Wilmington
College Quakers fell to the Heidelberg Student Princes on Saturday
afternoon by an 87-63 score.
Quakers were led by junior Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mt. Healthy),
who scored 19 points in the losing effort.
Quakers jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead on a pair of B.J. Gordon
(Toledo/Scott) field goals, before Heidelberg opened a 13-3 run
to take a seven-point lead and never trailed the rest of the way.
The first half deficit grew to as many as 13, as the Quakers cut
the Student Princes lead to 11 at the halftime break.
The Green and White cut the second half deficit to nine with 17:21
to play before the hosts opened a 22-5 run to take a 68-42 lead,
and cruised the rest of the way in the 24-point victory.
led the way for the Green and White with 19 points while Mark Waddle
(Springfield/Southeastern) scored nine and Gordon scored eight.
Short led the team with six rebounds.
was led by Lucas Messer, who scored 26 points and became Heidelberg's
all-time leading scorer in the process. Kenny Gilbert scored 15
while Andy Carter and Nolan Edwards scored 14 and 10 respectively.
the loss the Quakers fall to 1-24 on the season and 1-17 in the
OAC while Heidelberg improves to 5-20 overall and 3-15 in league
next game for the Green and White is on Monday, February 23 when
the team travels to New Concord, Ohio to face off against the Muskies
of Muskingum College in the first round of the OAC Tournament.