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.
- 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.
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.