Men's Basketball Falls to Wisconsin-Platteville

Men's Basketball Falls to Wisconsin-Platteville

St. Louis, Mo. - The Alma College men's basketball team lost to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville 88-61 on Friday (Nov. 30) evening in the first game of the 36th Annual Lopata Classic hosted by Washington University. Alma is now 0-4 overall while the Pioneers improve to 2-2.

Kyle Woodruff (Grand Blanc, Mich. / Holly) led the Scots with 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting and 3-of-7 from three. Kevin Gamble (Mt. Pleasant, Mich. / Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart) posted 11 points and seven rebounds while Cole Kleiver (Williamston, Mich. / Williamston) added 10 points.

Wisconsin-Platteville had four players in double figures, led by Quentin Shields with 15. Clay Gerds put up 12 points and 12 boards.

How it Happened

  • Alma held a one-point lead early in the contest, but the Pioneers went on a 13-3 run to take a 15 point lead midway through the first half. By halftime, Wisconsin-Platteville led by 20 after a jumper and three-pointer by Blake McCann and free throws from Robert Duax. Woodruff and Gamble each had six points in the half and Ryan Stevens (Lowell, Mich. / Lowell) played all 20 minutes as Kleiver got in foul trouble.
  • The Pioneers continued to add to their lead in the second half, extending it to as much as 33. Woodruff and Kleiver each had nine points in the frame.

Notables

  • Steven Harvey (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Eastern) pulled down a career-high nine rebounds.
  • Alma shot 33.3-percent (11-of-33) from three-point range. Woodruff and Gamble knocked down three, each.
  • Freshman Isaiah Williamson (Sebewaing, Mich. / Unionville-Sebewaing Area) tallied three points in his first action of the season. He was one of four Alma bench players to score - Mason Gardner (Boyne City, Mich. / Boyne City) led the way with five, including going 3-of-4 from the free throw line.

Up Next

The Scots return to action in the Lopata Classic on Saturday (Dec. 1) to face the winner of No. 25 Pomona Pitzer and Wash. U.