MIAA Men's Basketball Week #9 Wrap-Up

MIAA Men's Basketball Week #9 Wrap-Up

January 7 - MIAA Player of the Week


Last Week's Results

 
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Date Home Score Away Score Notes Status Links
Jan. 02 Alma 74 Kalamazoo * 61 Final
Jan. 03 Trine 81 Hope * 67 Final
  Albion 74 Olivet * 71 Final
  Calvin 78 Adrian * 55 Final
Jan. 05 Trine 70 Olivet * 81 Final
  Adrian 66 Albion * 76 Final
  Calvin 66 Alma * 67 Final
  Hope 87 Kalamazoo * 65 Final
* Conference

Next Week's Games

 
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Date Home Score Away Score Notes Status Links
Jan. 09 Kalamazoo 49 Olivet * 74 Final
  Adrian 56 Trine * 83 Final
  Alma 73 Albion * 75 Final
  Calvin 74 Hope * 70 Final
Jan. 12 Albion 88 Kalamazoo * 61 Final
  Hope 76 Adrian * 68 Final
  Trine 80 Calvin * 70 Final
  Olivet 84 Alma * 80 Final
* Conference

Around the MIAA

Adrian (3-10, 0-2)

The Adrian College men's basketball team dropped both of its first two MIAA games of the season last week. The Bulldogs opened the conference schedule on the road with a 78-55 loss on Thursday to Calvin before coming home to host Albion on Saturday. AC lost to the Britons 76-66 despite sophomore guard Jordan Harris notching his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 10 assists.


Albion (9-4, 2-0)

Albion is off to its first 2-0 start against MIAA rivals since 2012…The early lead in the MIAA race will be on the line Wednesday night when the Britons travel to Alma College…Albion secured its victories last week by playing well down the stretch…Jaylin Fordham (Flint, Mich.) buried a 3-point shot with 8.3 seconds left in regulation to lift Albion to the victory over Olivet…ArShawn Parker (Detroit, Mich.) scored eight of his game-high 24 points in the final 4:25 (he scored a layup and sank a pair of free throws to pull Albion even at 63, and he extended the margin to 70-66 with an old-fashioned three-point play with 1:05 to play)…Fordham scored 21 against Olivet for his eighth career 20-point game, but it was his first since pouring in 20 in a victory at Kalamazoo College on Feb. 4, 2017…Fordham was 11-of-21 from the field, including 7-of-14 from 3-point range, in the two games last week…Caden Ebeling (Shelby Township, Mich.) completed his fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Olivet…Jamezell Davis, Jr. (Ypsilanti, Mich.) was 12-of-23 from the field in scoring in double figures in both games last week (16 vs. Olivet, 19 vs. Adrian).

Alma (3-10, 2-0)

The men's basketball team defeated Kalamazoo in Calvin this past week to open play in the MIAA. The Scots shot 72-percent in the second half against Kalamazoo behind junior Kyle Woodruff's (Grand Blanc, Mich.) 22 points on Wednesday (Jan. 2). Then after trailing for most of the game at Calvin on Saturday (Jan. 5), Alma took the lead with 0.3 seconds left with two free throws from junior Steven Harvey (Grand Rapids, Mich.), who was fouled on a putback attempt. Senior Kevin Gamble (Mt. Pleasant, Mich.) had a double-double in both games while junior Ryan Stevens (Lowell, Mich.) posted one against the Knights.


Calvin (6-7, 1-1)

Calvin opened conference play with a 1-1 record last week, defeating Adrian 78-55 on Thursday and then falling to Alma 67-66 on Saturday. In the win over Adrian, junior Derrick DeVries had 19 points, senior Austin Bykerk 14 points, sophomore Thad Shymanski 13 points and junior Alex Bos 10 points. Freshman Carson Meulenberg ripped down a career-high 16 rebounds. On Saturday, Alma nipped Calvin at the wire by connecting on a pair of free throws with three-tenths of a second left. DeVries had 23 points while senior Carlos Amoros-Gutierrez had 10 points. Meulenberg had nine points and seven boards. Calvin concludes a three-game homestand on Wednesday when it hosts rival Hope at 8 p.m. at Van Noord Arena. The game will feature the 199th meeting between the two rivals. On Saturday, Calvin will travel to Trine University for a 3 p.m. contest.


Hope (8-5, 1-1)

The Flying Dutchmen split their games to open MIAA play, losing at Trine 81-67 and rallying to defeat Kalamazoo College 81-67 at DeVos Fieldhouse. Against Kalamazoo, Hope overcame a 22-point, first-half deficit. Senior forward Teddy Ray scored a career-high 25 points with seven 3-pointers. Senior guard Jason Beckman dished a career-high 12 assists to set a DeVos Fieldhouse record and tie the school record for all games. Against Trine, junior guard Riley Lewis led Hope with 24 points.

Kalamazoo (3-10, 0-2)

The Kalamazoo College men's basketball team fell in two road games this week at Alma (74-61) and at Hope (87-65). Tre Humes and Jeremiah Vincent led the way offensively at Alma with 15 and 12 points respectively. Ben Reiter's hot-hand kept Kalamazoo in its game with Hope as he went nine for 13 from the field with 23 points. Reiter connected on six of nine makes for the Hornets in the second half. Kalamazoo continues MIAA play this week as it hosts Olivet on Wednesday before traveling to Albion on Saturday.


Olivet (5-8, 1-1)

The Olivet College men's basketball team split its first two MIAA games of the season last week. Olivet rallied from a 20-point deficit to take the lead but ultimately fell to Albion, 74-71, on a last-second three-pointer. Playing all 40 minutes, Tracy Edmond led all players with 25 points. Colin Jones finished with 19 points. Trevor Manuel had a double-double, 11 points and 10 rebounds. For the most part, the Comets led from start-to-finish in an 81-70 win at Trine. Jones made nine baskets, including five from behind the three-point arc, and two free throws for his 25 points. Edmond scored 22 points and dished out six assists. Manuel had 19 points and 12 rebounds.


Trine (8-5, 1-1)

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2018-19 MIAA Men's Basketball Standings


  Conference Overall
GP Record Win % PF PA GP Record Win % PF PA Last 10 Streak
Albion 6 5-1 0.833 453 410   17 12-5 0.706 1301 1190 7-3 Won 1
Trine 6 5-1 0.833 467 408   17 12-5 0.706 1327 1207 7-3 Won 4
Olivet 6 5-1 0.833 474 389   17 9-8 0.529 1374 1394 6-4 Won 5
Hope 6 3-3 0.500 449 451   17 10-7 0.588 1344 1322 6-4 Lost 1
Calvin 6 3-3 0.500 431 412   17 8-9 0.471 1207 1189 4-6 Lost 1
Alma 6 3-3 0.500 442 442   17 4-13 0.235 1245 1399 4-6 Won 1
Adrian 6 0-6 0.000 368 462   17 3-14 0.176 1104 1273 0-10 Lost 13
Kalamazoo 6 0-6 0.000 370 480   17 3-14 0.176 1201 1368 1-9 Lost 6