February 11 - MIAA Player of the Week
|Feb. 04||Olivet||90||Trine *||78||Final|
|Feb. 06||Calvin||81||Trine *||76||Final|
|Alma||78||Olivet *||69||Final - OT|
|Feb. 09||Adrian||83||Olivet *||60||Final|
|Trine||68||Albion *||61||Final - OT|
|Feb. 13||Calvin||76||Albion *||65||Final|
|Feb. 16||Adrian||80||Kalamazoo *||77||Final|
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The Bulldogs had a trio of games last week, with Adrian snapping their 18-game losing streak and winning their first conference game of the year. On Monday AC traveled to Albion for a rescheduled game and lost by six, 63-57. A home game against Hope followed, with the Flying Dutchmen prevailing by nine, 71-62. Sophomore guard Jordan Harris led all scorers with 27 points, scoring 27 against Hope in both games this year. Adrian then won its first conference game of the year on Saturday, an 83-60 takedown of Olivet. Three Bulldogs scored 20 points, with Harris leading the way with his second straight 27-point game. Joining Harris with 20-point performances was junior forward Jeremy Kalonji with 23 and sophomore guard Sam Colbert with 22 points.
The Scots dropped games to Calvin and Hope last week while earning a hard-fought win against Olivet at home in overtime. The Knights shot 68 percent from three-point range on Monday (Feb. 4), as the game opened the week after being pushed back from last Wednesday due to inclement weather. On Wednesday (Feb. 6), Alma trailed the Comets for the final 15 minutes until junior Kyle Woodruff (Grand Blanc, Mich.) made the game-tying layup with 31 seconds left. The Scots made all six of its free throws in the extra period to secure the win. On Saturday (Feb. 9) at Hope, Alma hit 56 percent of its three-pointers but couldn't convert down the stretch to get the win. Woodruff averaged over 17 points per game over the week, including registering his first career double-double against the Flying Dutchmen and making seven of his 10 three-point attempts.
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The Flying Dutchmen claimed three victories last week to move into a tie for third place in the MIAA standings. Senior guard Jason Beckman (Shelby, Mich.) averaged 22.0 points and 3.3 assists per game to help the Flying Dutchmen win road games against Kalamazoo and Adrian and a home game against Alma.
The Hornets split their two home games this week. Kalamazoo began the week hosting Albion in a game they dropped 65-62 in the final seconds. Kalamazoo was led in that game by Jeremiah Vincent's 20 points and eight rebounds. Ben Reiter and Drake Thompson contributed 13 and 12 points, respectively. Kalamazoo finished the week with a 77-72 win over Calvin. Reiter poured on 24 points and eight rebounds against the Knights including making 13 of 14 from the free throw line. Kalamazoo will return to play on Wednesday, Feb. 13 when it hosts Trine at 7:30 p.m.
The Comets had a 1-2 record last week. In a rescheduled game against Trine, the Comets beat the Thunder, 90-78. Junior Trevor Manuel posted team-highs in points (29) and rebounds (eight). Sophomore Delbert Redfield came off the bench to score a career-high 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from behind the arc and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. Senior Diangelo Carlton was next with 11 points. Senior John McAdoo scored 10 points. On Wednesday night, the Comets fell in overtime, 78-69, at Alma. Manuel posted a double-double, 30 points and 11 rebounds, to lead Olivet. Redfield made four three-pointers for 12 points. On Saturday, the Comets dropped an 83-60 decision at Adrian. Junior Keyon Rainey scored a team-best 15 points. Senior Colin Jones joined him in double figures with 13 points.
The Thunder moved back into a tie for first in MIAA with a 1-2 record for the week...Senior Pete Smith averaged 20.0 ppg in three games; in the last two games of the week, 15 of Smith's 16 made field goals came from three-point range.
2018-19 MIAA Men's Basketball Standings
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