Barker scores 18 but Quakers fall to No. 19 Heidelberg
WILMINGTON — Collin Barker led Wilmington College in the scoring column, but the Quakers couldn’t hang on to No. 19 Heidelberg University in the second half of a 90-73 Athletic Conference loss to Ohio on Saturday at Fred Raizk Arena.
Heidelberg finished 32 of 70 (45.7%) from the field, with 12 of 30 (40.0%) from three-point range and 14 of 20 (70%) from the free throw line.
Wilmington shot better from long range (14 of 28) than from inside the arc (10 of 34) to go along with an 11 of 15 (73.3%) from the free throw line.
Emmanuel Perdue led all scorers with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting.
For the Quakers, Barker scored 18 points on 6 of 7 three-pointers in 19 minutes off the bench. Abdul Kanu had 15 points and six assists while Obed Achirem had 14 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.
Wilmington (3-5, 0-3 OAC) travels to Mount Union University on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Wilmington almost tied Heidelberg blow for blow in the first half. The Student Princes opened up a 30-23 advantage on two free throws from Isaiah Young at 8:22. The Quakers kept pace, however, with baskets from Noah Dado and Lucas Doty to fire in one possession. Two minutes later, a Barker three-pointer tied the game 30-30.
The visitors led 38-33 and in the second half Wilmington couldn’t keep up. The Quakers stayed close as Barker hit four three-pointers in the second half. But Perdue and Young combined for 23 points in the final 20 minutes.
Abdul Kane | Photo by John Swartzel
Gavin Heimlich | Photo by John Swartzel
Noah Dado | Photo by John Swartzel
Obed Achirem | Photo by John Swartzel