A Page -- Dec. 16, 2011 -- PM Edition

Lakewood's Pat Barrett


'Berg Men's Hoops Post Five Season Highs En 

Route to 30-Point Win Over

Waynesburg (Pa.)


TIFFIN, Ohio-Junior second-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference guard Dane
Givner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Harvest Prep) score a team-high 13 points and
sophomore guard Mike Petrie (Columbus/Beechcroft) added 10 points of his own
as the Heidelberg University men's basketball team posted season-highs in
five categories and coasted to an 86-54 win over Waynesburg (Pa.) University
tonight in a non-conference game at Seiberling Gymnasium in Tiffin, Ohio.
The victory notched consecutive wins for the Berg for the first time since
it reeled off three straight from Jan. 22-29, 2011 and the 32-point margin
of victory was the highest for the team under fourth-year head coach Anthony
Gholson.

In addition to Givner and Petrie for the Student Princes (3-5, 1-3 Ohio
Athletic Conference), junior honorable mention All-OAC forward Nate Davis
(Dayton/Stivers) tallied eight markes and seven rebounds, senior guard C.J.
Powell (Detroit, Mich./Bishop Foley) added seven points, and freshman
forward Chris Jefferies (Concord/Painesville Riverside) scored three points,
but pulled down a game and season-high eight rebounds.

The Yellow Jackets (2-8) were led by Larry Alexander with a game-high 17
points on a six-of-13 shooting night, including five-of-11 from three-point
range.  Jacob Fleegle added nine points and six rebounds, and Kurt Bonnett
tallied seven points and nine boards.

Heidelberg began the game on a 7-0 run, capped at the 18:06 mark when Petrie
made a lay-up on a fast break following his three-pointer just seconds
before.

Waynesburg went on a 7-4 run to close the gap to 11-4 when Jason Propst hit
a lay-up in the paint with 15:02 on the clock.

The Berg extended its lead to 16-7, as Powell was fouled on a made lay-up
and sank a free throw to convert the three-point play.

Givner then led Student Princes on a 12-4 run, scoring five of the 12
points, and Heidelberg took a 28-11 advantage with 9:21 on the clock when
sophomore guard Jordan Tuner (Swanton/Delta) canned a jumper.

The Tri-Color led by as many as 20 points on two separate occasions in the
first half, with the last coming at the 4:32 mark when freshman guard Nike
Wake (Goshen) made one of two foul shots, giving the Berg a 36-16 lead.

The Yellow Jackets cut the lead to 39-26, going on a 10-3 run that was
capped at the 1:39 mark as Kurt Bonnett hit a lay-up.

Senior guard Pat Barrett (Lakewood) sent the Student Princes into halftime
with 43-26 lead with a three-pointer with just over one minute on the clock.

Davis immediately increased the 'Berg lead to 19 points to start the second
half when he canned a jumper in the paint, sending the Student Princes to a
45-26 advantage.

Waynesburg tried to climb back in the game, cutting the deficit to 47-32 at
the 17:51 mark when Fleegle made a jumper of his own.

Jefferies gave the Berg its first 20-point lead of the second half at 52-32
after he made one of two free throws at the 14:26 mark and Powell pushed the
lead to 54-32 when he sank a pair of foul shots just seconds later.

The Yellow Jackets then went on a 13-3 run in just under four minutes,
cutting the score to 57-45 at the 10:22 mark as Patrick Crawford hit a
jumper.  Larry Alexander sparked the run with a pair of three-pointers and
eight points.

Heidelberg responded by going on an 8-0 run of its own to retake a 20-point
lead at 65-45, capped at the 8:04 mark when Davis made a lay-up, was fouled,
and converted the three-point play at the charity stripe.  The Berg led by
as many as 32 points down the stretch, coasting to its second straight
victory.

The Student Princes shot 44.6 percent (29-of-65) from the field, including a
season-high 36.8 percent (seven-of-19) from beyond the arc, and a
season-high 72.4 percent (21-of-29) from the charity stripe.  The Berg's
seven triples and 21 made free throws were also season-highs.  Five players
tallied two steals and Heidelberg turned the ball over just seven times.

Waynesburg shot just 31.3 percent (21-of-67) and got to the free throw line
for just 10 shots, making six of them.  The Yellow Jackets turned the ball
over 20 times.

Heidelberg will have a short turnaround before hosting Trine (Ind.)
University on Saturday, Dec. 15.  Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m.


WABASH PRESIDENT DR. PATRICK E. WHITE SELECTED AS VICE PRESIDENT OF THE WESTLAKE-BASED NORTH COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
CLEVELAND -- Wabash President Dr. Patrick E. White has been elected to serve as the vice president of the North Coast Athletic Conference for the remainder of the 2011-12 academic year, effective December 15, 2011, it was announced by NCAC and Hiram College President Thomas V. Chema. In addition, White will assume the role as President of the NCAC in 2012-13 and 2014-15.

White replaces Wittenberg President Dr. Mark H. Erickson as the vice president of the NCAC as Erickson will be stepping down from his position at Wittenberg at the conclusion of the 2011-12 academic year.

White was elected as the 15th president of Wabash College, a private liberal arts college for men, in January of 2006. Prior to his presidency at Wabash, White served as the Vice President and Dean of Faculty at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana, from 2002 to 2006. 

During his tenure at Wabash, Dr. White has led the college through a strategic planning process, completed a comprehensive academic program review and set annual giving records in each of the last two fiscal years. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Economic Development Commission and is a member of the Board of Regents of the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities.

In addition, White served on a panel at the Council of Independent College's Presidents Institute, titled "Raising Funds in the Declining Economy". He also sat on a panel at the American Men's Studies Association annual conference, discussing how all-male college's could teach all of higher education about educating and engaging men throughout their collegiate experience.



Founded in 1983, the North Coast Athletic Conference consists of 10 academically selective colleges and universities - Allegheny College, Denison University, DePauw University, Hiram College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, Wittenberg University and the College of Wooster along with affiliate member Earlham College (field hockey). The NCAC sponsors 23 championship sports, 11 for men and 12 for women.

'Berg Grapplers' Comeback Attempt Falls Short 

in Last Match

CINCINNATI - The Heidelberg University wrestling team closed tonight's dual
match against The College of Mount St. Joseph with straight wins, but the
Student Princes could not complete a comeback and fell to the Lions, 21-19,
in a non-conference dual match at the Harrington Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Despite the loss, five Student Princes recorded wins.

Sophomore 125-pounder Delian Schneider (Tiffin/Columbian) put Heidelberg
ahead, 4-0, with a match-opening major decision (20-7) over William Bryant.

Sophomore 141-pounder Chris Osborne (McComb) defeated Wayne Black, 8-2, to
increase the 'Berg lead to 7-3.

The Lions took a 9-7 lead in the 149-pound match as Joseph Conrad pinned
senior Dustin Powell (Findlay) in 6:45.

MSJ won three straight matches to extend its lead to 21-7.

The Student Princes mounted a strong comeback, closing the match with three
straight wins, but could not pull off a pin in the 285-pound weight class to
earn the victory.

Sophomore 184-pounder Jason Russell (Columbus/West) defeated Billy Malicote,
10-4, closing the score to 21-10, and junior 197-pounder Andy Lovins
(Clinton Township, Mich./Lake Shore) pinned Nathan Islamovsky in 5:55,
sending the Berg into its final match of the evening looking at 21-16
deficit.

Needing a pin from senior 285-pounder Jerry Knapp (Columbia Station/Olmsted
Falls) for the victory, the Berg fell short, but Knapp still recorded a 4-2
decision over Robert Grogan.

Heidelberg will enjoy a two-week break before traveling to Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla. to compete in the Citrus Open on Dec. 29-30.  The Student Princes open
2012 and Ohio Athletic Conference action on Jan. 10 against John Carroll
University.



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