Adrian, Mich. - The Alma College men's basketball team suffered a 67-52 loss to Adrian College on Wednesday (Feb. 14) night, as the Bulldogs eliminated the Scots from the MIAA Tournament picture.
Alma (8-16 overall, 5-8 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) was led by senior Kevin Scheibert (Sanford, Mich./Sanford-Meridian), who scored 14 points and collected a career-high 15 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Junior Scott Maki (Holly, Mich./Holly) netted 10 points for his second career game in double-figures, while the Scots were held to 38 percent shooting from the floor - their lowest mark since December 15.
Adrian (17-7, 8-7 MIAA) had four players in double figures, led by Justin Webster's 17 points.
How It Happened
- Alma opened the game with a layup from Doug Bradfield to take a 2-0 lead, but Adrian tied the game on a pair of Justin Webster free throws, then took the lead for good with 16:54 left in the first half on a layup by Webster.
- The Scots trailed by three at the half, 32-29.
- Adrian slowly built a double-digit lead mid-way through the second half and held off the Scots to seal the victory and punch its ticket to the MIAA Tournament.
- Alma has dropped five straight MIAA road games.
- The Scots' six-game winning streak against Adrian was snapped, marking Alma's first loss to Adrian since February 24, 2015.
- Kevin Scheibert's 15 rebounds marked a career-high and rank as the ninth-highest single-game total in program history.
- Scheibert's double-double was his third of the season, and the third of his career. He has also reached double-figure scoring totals in 10 straight games and and 13 of his last 15 appearances.
- Rob Holmes tied a career-high with nine rebounds.
- Ryan Stevens tallied four assists, moving him into second place on the single-season assists chart with 150 helpers. He is seven away from the school record, set by All-American Scott Nikodemski (156 in 2015-16).
The Scots will close out the 2017-18 season on Saturday, Feb. 17, with a 3 p.m. contest against Trine University. Prior to the contest, Alma will honor the program's five seniors - Arthell Rosquist, Ethan Apsey, Rob Holmes, Kevin Scheibert, and Ben Feliczak. The game is also Community Appreciation Day, with free admission for everyone.