MIAA Men's Basketball Week #12 Wrap-Up

MIAA Men's Basketball Week #12 Wrap-Up

January 28 - MIAA Player of the Week


Last Week's Results

 
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Date Home Score Away Score Notes Status Links
Jan. 23 Kalamazoo 67 Adrian * 62 Final
  Alma 86 Trine * 87 Final
  Hope 77 Albion * 70 Final
  Calvin 81 Olivet * 85 Final
Jan. 26 Adrian 53 Calvin * 79 Final
  Hope 69 Trine * 73 Final
  Kalamazoo 92 Alma * 82 Final - OT
  Olivet 67 Albion * 70 Final
* Conference

Next Week's Games

 
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Date Home Score Away Score Notes Status Links
Feb. 02 Trine 94 Adrian * 53 Final
  Hope 80 Calvin * 82 Final
  Albion 88 Alma * 77 Final
  Olivet 81 Kalamazoo * 82 Final
* Conference

Around the MIAA

Adrian (3-16, 0-8)

The Bulldogs lost two conference games last week. Adrian lost in Kalamazoo 67-62 on Wednesday, AC’s second consecutive loss by five points. The Bulldogs were down big in the first half but fought back and erased the deficit to only three points with a few seconds remaining but couldn’t complete the comeback. Junior forward Jeremy Kalonji led all scorers with 28 points, matching a career high from earlier this year. Adrian then lost to Calvin 79-53 at home on Saturday. Kalonji continued to dominate offensively, leading all scorers with 19 points despite fouling out with nine minutes remaining.


Albion (13-6, 6-2)

Albion shot 52 percent in the second half to rally for the victory at Olivet last Saturday…Caden Ebeling (Shelby Township, Mich.) scored at least 20 for the fifth time this season with 25 points (along with eight rebounds) at Olivet. Ebeling averaged 17.5 points in the two games last week, shooting 65 percent from the field (13-of-20)…ArShawn Parker (Detroit, Mich.) scored 16 at Hope and 15 at Olivet while shooting 45 percent (10-of-22) and averaging 3.5 assists…Quinton Armstrong (Lansing, Mich.) scored a season-high 18 at Hope. Armstrong shot 68 percent (13-of-19) for the week.

Alma (4-15, 3-5)

Alma fell in two tight games last week, first 87-86 to Trine on Wednesday (Jan. 23) and later to Kalamazoo 92-82 in overtime on Saturday (Jan. 26). The Scots led by as much as 14 against the Thunder before allowing Trine back in the game. All five starters scored in double figures, led by junior Ryan Stevens (Lowell, Mich.) who scored 19 points and added nine assists and four steals. Junior guard Steven Harvey (Grand Rapids, Mich.) scored 15 points and pulled down a career-best 15 rebounds. Against Kalamazoo, the Scots came back from down 16 behind junior Kyle Woodruff's (Grand Blanc, Mich.) 30 points, including the game-tying layup with ten seconds left. Alma would go cold in overtime, though, leaving with a loss. Freshman center Brandon Rake (Whitehall, Mich.) set career-highs in rebounding in both games with 10 against Trine and 14 against Kalamazoo.


Calvin (9-10, 4-4)

No report submitted.


Hope 11-8, 4-4)

Hope defeated Albion Jan. 23, 77-70, at DeVos Fieldhouse and lost to Trine 73-69 on Saturday at DeVos Fieldhouse. Guard Riley Lewis and forward Dennis Towns scored 16 points against Albion to lead the Flying Dutchmen. Riley Lewis and center Preston Granger topped Hope against Trine with 18 points apiece.


Kalamazoo (5-14, 2-6)

The Hornets picked up two MIAA wins this week over Adrian (67-62) and Alma (92-82) in overtime. Junior forward Ben Reiter led Kalamazoo's big week by scoring 40 total points in the two games. Reiter connected on six of 14 three-point attempts and was named MIAA Player of the Week. Jeremiah Vincent came up huge for the Hornets in the overtime win over Alma by pouring in a career-high 31 points and grabbing seven rebounds while playing 42 minutes in the game. Kalamazoo will look to continue its winning streak when it hosts Hope College on Wednesday, Jan. 30 before heading to Olivet on Saturday.


Olivet (10-9, 6-2)

The Comets split two close MIAA games last week. In an 85-81 win at Calvin Jan. 23, Olivet posted a 53.2 field goal percentage after making 25-of-47 baskets. The Comets drained 30-of-43 free throws. Senior Tracy Edmond led the way with 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the floor and 11-of-18 shooting from the charity stripe. Trevor Manuel finished with 23 points and eight rebounds. Senior Colin Jones added 19 points. The last time Olivet beat Calvin on its home court was just over 10 years ago on Jan. 21, 2009. In a 70-67 loss to Albion, Olivet made four more baskets than the Britons, 28-24. Both teams had five three-pointers. The difference in the game was Albion made 17-of-22 free throws compared to 6-of-8 for the Comets. Manuel scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Jones had 20 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Senior Diangelo Carlton also notched eight rebounds, including four off the offensive glass. Edmond tallied nine points and nine assists.


Trine (14-5, 7-1)

Trine defeated both Alma (87-86) and Hope (73-69) last week and currently has a six-game winning streak. This season's sweep of the Flying Dutchmen marks the first time Trine has won both regular-season meetings against Hope. Myles Copeland led the team in scoring with 18.5 points per game after a 19-point effort against Alma and 18 points against Hope.


 

2018-19 MIAA Men's Basketball Standings


  Conference Overall
GP Record Win % PF PA GP Record Win % PF PA Last 10 Streak
Trine 14 11-3 0.786 1095 957   27 19-8 0.704 2110 1910 7-3 Lost 1
Albion 14 10-4 0.714 1022 950   28 19-9 0.679 2097 1963 7-3 Lost 1
Hope 14 8-6 0.571 1090 1078   26 15-11 0.577 2051 2017 5-5 Lost 2
Calvin 14 8-6 0.571 1085 1007   27 14-13 0.519 2007 1932 6-4 Lost 1
Olivet 14 8-6 0.571 1089 1039   27 13-14 0.481 2163 2205 4-6 Lost 1
Kalamazoo 14 4-10 0.286 967 1076   25 7-18 0.280 1798 1964 4-6 Lost 2
Alma 14 4-10 0.286 1057 1147   26 5-21 0.192 1934 2193 2-8 Lost 4
Adrian 14 3-11 0.214 896 1047   25 6-19 0.240 1632 1858 3-7 Won 3