WOOSTER, Ohio—Senior guard Darion Capers (Clayton/Stivers) scored a team-high 19 points and was named to the all-tournament team, but the Heidelberg University men’s basketball team fell to The College of Wooster, 73-61, tonight at Timken Gymnasium in the second and final day of the “Mose” Hole/Kiwanis Classic. The loss runs the ‘Berg’s losing streak to three games.
In addition to Capers for the Student Princes (3-8), junior honorable mention All-Ohio Athletic Conference forward Nate Davis (Dayton/Stivers) recorded his second double-double of the season with 16 points and a game-high 10 rebounds and junior second-team All-OAC guard Dane Givner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Harvest Prep) added nine points and three assists.
The Fighting Scots (9-2) were guided by Josh Claytor’s game-high 18 points on an eight-of-11 shooting performance and team-high eight rebounds. Justin Hallowell added 17 markers of his own and seven caroms and Jalen Goodwin scored 11 points.
Following a 2-2 tie to start the game, Wooster built a 7-2 lead when Justin Warnes made a pair of free throws at the 18:01 mark.
Heidelberg then went on a torrid 10-5 run to tie the game at 12-12 thanks to a fast break lay-up by junior guard CJ Powell (Detroit, Mich./Bishop Foley) at 11:51 and took a 15-13 lead at the 9:57 mark when Davis canned a jumper in the paint.
Wooster scored eight straight points to take a 21-15 lead with 8:23 on the clock in the opening half as Kenny DeBoer sank a three-pointer and would go on to build a 39-27 lead entering halftime.
Givner led the Berg on a 5-0 run to open the second half, canning a jumper and three-pointer just 36 seconds in to cut the gap to 39-32. Heidelberg again closed the game to as few as seven points on two separate occasions, both coming on a Capers jumper and with the last coming at the 4:17 mark, but the Scots would maintain a healthy lead as the game drew to a close.
The Student Princes shot just 37.5 percent (24-of-64) from the field, including 20.0 percent (four-of-20) from three-point range.
Wooster shot 46.0 percent (23-of-50) and 69.7 percent (23-of-33) from the charity stripe.
Heidelberg will open the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 4 when it hosts OAC rival Ohio Northern University at 7:30 p.m.
Capers averaged 15.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game and was 11-of-21 shooting over the tournament’s two games.