Oshkosh, Wisc. - The Alma College men's basketball team fell to No. 7 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 99-74 on Friday (Dec. 7) evening. With the loss, Alma falls to 0-6; four of its losses have come from nationally ranked opponents.
Kevin Gamble (Mt. Pleasant, Mich. / Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart) led the Scots with 13 points. Matt Lark (Middleville, Mich. / Thornapple Kellogg) scored a career-high 10 points off the bench, sinking two of his three shots from deep. Cole Kleiver (Williamston, Mich. / Williamston) notched nine points, five assists and five rebounds.
Adam Fravert posted 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Titans (6-1). Ben Boots and Jack Flynn were also in double figures with 18 and 15 points, respectively.
UW-Oshkosh shot 37.8-percent (14-of-37) from three-point range — it averaged 29.6-percent entering the game.
How it Happened
- Ryan Stevens (Lowell, Mich. / Lowell) scored seven straight points for Alma in the early stages of the game, but Wisconsin-Oshkosh led by four midway through the first half. The Titans reeled off eight straight points before Kleiver hit a three to cut the deficit to seven. Wisconsin-Oshkosh followed with a 19-6 run to take a commanding 39-18 lead with just over four minutes remaining in the half. The Titans took a 20 point lead into the break.
- The two teams traded buckets to begin the second half before going on a run of three-pointers with Woodruff and Jamie Lewis (Pontiac, Mich. / Lake Orion) knocking them down for the Scots. UW-Oshkosh would continue to keep its foot on the gas, however, and pushed its lead to as much as 33. Alma had a nice sequence when Lark hit a three after Isaiah Williamson (Sebewaing, Mich. / Unionville-Sebewaing Area) kicked it out to him from the post. Williamson followed with a block on the other end leading to a three from Kleiver, forcing a Titan timeout. Wisconsin-Oshkosh would maintain its lead for the rest of the game, winning by 25.
- Alma shot 40-percent (12-30) from three-point range, the second-highest mark its had this season.
- Jamie Lewis saw his first varsity action of the season. He had nine points on 4-of-10 shooting and added four rebounds and four assists.
- The Scots had 31 bench points, led by Matt Lark. He also pulled down four rebounds.
- Alma had 21 assists on 30 made field goals. Ryan Stevens and Cole Kleiver each had a team-high five.
- The Titans won the rebounding battle 54-31, including 18-5 on the offensive boards.
Alma travels to No. 12 Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday (Nov. 8) to play the Warhawks at 5:00 p.m.