NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - Mike Petrie (Columbus/Beechcroft) scored a season-high 16 points off the bench for Heidelberg University, but Christopher Newport University prevailed 65-53.
Petrie scored 11 points in the first half, in which Heidelberg (5-6) outscored the host Christopher Newport (7-1) 23-22.
The Captains, ranked 19th on the D3hoops.com Top 25, began the second half on a 13-3 run and never looked back.
Dane Givner (Pittsburgh, PA/Harvest Prep) and Jackson Blue (West Chester/Lakota West) each scored 11 points, while Nate Davis (Dayton/Stivers) grabbed 10 rebounds.
Christopher Newport's Mike Cherry scored 23 points to lead all scorers.
Heidelberg will face Houghton University in the consolation game of the Holiday Inn Captains Shootout on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.