Scots fall to Calvin in MIAA home opener, 80-63

Scots fall to Calvin in MIAA home opener, 80-63

Alma, Mich. - The Alma College men's basketball team suffered an 80-63 defeat to Calvin College on Saturday (Jan. 6) in the Scots' first home game since December 15. 

Alma (4-9 overall, 1-1 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) was led by junior Scott Maki (Holly, Mich./Holly), who netted a career-high 13 points - all in the second half. 

Senior Kevin Scheibert (Sanford, Mich./Sanford-Meridian) and sophomore Luke Lamoreaux (Sterling Heights, Mich./Stevenson) both scored 11 points, while sophomore Ryan Stevens (Lowell, Mich./Lowell) pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds. 

Calvin (5-8, 1-1 MIAA) was led by Luke Morrison's game-high 23 points. 

How It Happened

  • Calvin grabbed the early lead in the first half, but a four-point run by Kevin Scheibert put the Scots ahead by an 8-7 margin early on. The Knights went on a run from there, outscoring Alma 9-2 to grab a 16-10 advantage just over six minutes into the game. Alma cut the deficit to three points coming out of a timeout, but Calvin kept the pressure up, outpacing the Scots to take a 40-27 advantage into the break. 
  • In the second half, Calvin opened the frame with an 18-4 run to take a 27-point lead with 14 minutes to play. The Knights never looked back from there, holding Alma at bay for the rest of the game.

Noteables

  • Alma was held to a season-low five three-pointers and .192 accuracy from behind the arc. 
  • Scott Maki scored a career-high 13 points while seeing a career-best 16 minutes of action for his first career game in double digits. Maki also hit a personal best three three-pointers and collected a career-high four rebounds.
  • Steven Harvey tallied a career-high five rebounds.
  • Ryan Stevens posted a career-high 10 rebounds for his first career game with 10 or more boards.

Up Next

The Scots will travel to Albion, Mich., on Wednesday, Jan. 10, to take on Albion College at 7:30 p.m., and will return home on Saturday, Jan. 13, to host Olivet College for a 3 p.m. tip-off.

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