Devin Morgan's 3-pointer a little more than five minutes in put the Penguins up 17-7. But the Student Princes went on a 13-6 run and made it 23-20 when Alex Arellano buried a 3-pointer near the midway point of the first half.
Youngstown State stretched the margin again — Covington had a layup and a jumper and Pedersen's layup topped a 15-4 Youngstown State (1-2) run. The Penguins made it an 18-point game before Heidelberg went on a 15-5 run to get within eight points at halftime.
Heidelberg proved just as feisty in the second half and managed to draw within 56-54 when Curt Jacobs buried a 3-pointer with 15:53 remaining. The Penguins finally put it away with an 18-2 run in a four-minute span.
Myron Prewitt scored 24 points for Heidelberg.