Men’s Basketball downs Heidelberg on the road

Men’s Basketball downs Heidelberg on the road

The Muskingum men's basketball team captured their fourth Ohio Athletic Conference victory at Heidelberg on Saturday evening, 90-83.

The Basics

  • Records: Muskingum (6-7 overall, 4-2 Ohio Athletic Conference), Heidelberg  (6-7 overall, 2-4 Ohio Athletic Conference)
  • Location: Tiffin, Ohio- Seiberling Gymnasium

Inside the Numbers  

  • Sophomore Marcus Dempsey paced the Muskies offense with 29 points on 11-of-18 shooting, which included hitting 3-of-4 from the arc. He also added seven rebounds and four assists.
  • Junior Devon Peart finished with a career-high 22 points, hitting 10-of-18 from the field, while chipping in three steals and two assists.
  • Junior Jayson Peoples led the reserves with a career-high 14 points.
  • Freshman Tyler Bardall came off the bench to collect nine points, making 3-of-5 from the field and at the arc.
  • Muskingum made an impressive .532 (33-of-62) from the field, which is the highest shooting percentage in a game this season. The team also dished out 11 assists.
  • Heidelberg's offense was led by Myron Prewitt who scored a team-high 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
  • Prince Benson scored 12 points, snagged six rebounds, and finished with a game-best five blocks.
  • Davey Hipp tallied 10 points and four rebounds.
  • The Student Princes shot .459 (34-of-74) from the field and held a 43-33 advantage in rebounds.

Game Highlights

Heidelberg's offense started off strong in the first half after going on a 12-2 run with 13:33 to go. During the next four minutes, Muskingum responded with a 12-5 run of their own, with nine points coming from three's, to tie the contest at 17-17. The Student Princes would retake the lead for the next several minutes before Peoples drained a three-pointer to give the Muskies the 27-26 advantage with 4:42 left. Muskingum went into the locker room at the half with a one point lead, 39-38.

The second half consisted of an ongoing back-and-forth battle between the two teams with the score being tied 62-62 at the 11:03 marker. From that moment forward, Muskingum's offense was on fire as they outscored Heidelberg 18-7, making it an 80-69 contest with 4:03 left. The Muskies were able to hold tight until the end to register their fourth OAC win.  

Up Next

  • Muskingum will play back in the Anne C. Steele Center on Wednesday, January 10 against Wilmington. The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m.