By: Ashley Birchmeier
TIFFIN — Men's basketball second half rally comes up short as Ohio Northern falls to Heidelberg 75-71 Wednesday evening at the Seiberling Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears fall to 10-12, 5-10 Ohio Athletic Conference, while Heidelberg improves to 10-12, 6-9.
With just over 12 minutes remaining in the contest Ohio Northern sophomore Aron Thress was able to sink a pair of free-throws that would trigger a Polar Bear 10-0 run giving ONU the 61-57 advantage.
Heidelberg stepped up the defense as they were able to hold Ohio Northern scoreless for the remaining two minutes of play in route to the 75-71 victory.
Sophomore Konnor Baker led Ohio Northern as he scored a team-high 12 points.
Ohio Northern's bench out scored Heidleberg 31-28, as Allen netted 11 for the Polar Bears.
Thress chipped in nine points for ONU and grabbed a team-high six rebounds.
Heidelberg was led by Kiere Bennie who scored a game-high 18 points.
Ohio Northern is next in action Saturday as they return to the ONU Sports Center to take on Muskingum and celebrate Senior Day.