Albion, Mich. - The Alma College men's basketball team posted a 70-54 victory over Albion College on Wednesday (Jan. 10) night, defeating the rival Britons at Kresge Gymnasium.
Sophomore Ryan Stevens (Lowell, Mich./Lowell) led Alma (5-9 overal, 2-1 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) with 17 points, while freshman Jason Majerle (Rockford, Mich./Rockford) pumped in a season-high 16 off the bench as the Scots deployed a "small ball" lineup. Both players were accurate from behind the arc, with each connecting on four of their six three-point attempts.
Senior Rob Holmes (Ada, Mich./Rockford) and freshman Amari Hudson (Highland Park, Mich./Detroit Edison Academy) also recorded double-figure scoring, netting 11 and 10, respectively. Hudson led the Scots with four steals.
As a team, the Scots shot .453 from the field, including a season-high .483 from three-point range.
Albion (3-11, 0-3) was paced by Corey Wheeler's 10 points as Alma limited the Brits to .323 shooting from the floor.
How It Happened
- After playing close for the first 10 minutes of the game, Alma took the lead for good with 8:49 to play in the opening frame on a layup by Kevin Scheibert to make the score 17-15. The Scots finished the half with an 11-3 run to lead by a 28-18 margin at the break.
- In the second half, the Scots opened up a 19-point lead with 14:08 left, outscoring the Brits 15-6 to open the stanza. Alma kept Albion at a distance from there, leading by double-digits the rest of the way.
- The Scots are 2-0 on the road this season in MIAA play.
- Alma made a season-high 48.3 percent (14-29) of its three-point shots.
- Amari Hudson's season-high four steals were the most by an Alma player this season. Hudson played a season-high 25 minutes in his second career game and scored 10 points - the first 10 of his career. He also posted five rebounds, an assist and a block.
- Scott Maki made his first career start.
- Steven Harvey grabbed a season-high six rebounds.
- Ryan Stevens tied a career-high with four three-pointers.
- Jason Majerle scored a season-high 16 points, hitting a season-best four three-pointers.
The Scots will return home on Saturday, Jan. 13, to host Olivet College. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Art Smith Arena on the Alma College campus.