Calvin Men's Basketball Win Streak Snapped by Hornets

Calvin Men's Basketball Win Streak Snapped by Hornets

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Calvin's five-game win streak came to an end Wednesday evening as the Knights suffered a 79-70 defeat at Kalamazoo College.

Calvin (9-7 overall, 4-1 MIAA) trailed 26-10 in the first half but rallied to slice the deficit to single-digits at the break as the Hornets (5-10 overall, 1-4 MIAA) led 37-28 at halftime.

Calvin whittled the Kalamazoo lead down to five points at 45-40 on a pair of free throws by junior Michael Wilks (Hudsonville, MI/Unity Christian HS) with 14:59 remaining.
Calvin trailed just 50-45 with 12:11 remaining but Kalamazoo was able to move ahead 66-54 on three straight layups by senior center Josh Miller.

A triple by Wilks sliced the Kalamazoo lead down to 68-61 with 3:42 remaining and senior Michael Welch (Stevensville, Mich./Lakeshore HS) converted a spinning layup to bring the Knights within five at 68-63 with 1:45 left.

Miller and Jake Whitney responded with back-to-back layups for the Hornets however to put Kalamazoo up 72-63. Wilks hit another triple with 41 seconds remaining to bring Calvin within 73-68.

Kalamazoo then hit six free throws inside the final 33 seconds to seal the win.

Junior Tony Canonie (South Haven, Mich./South Haven HS) led Calvin in scoring with 12 points while Wilks and Welch had 11 points apiece.

Miller led Kalamazoo with 25 points.
Both teams finished with 37 rebounds. Calvin was 6 of 28 from three-point range while Kalamazoo was 8 of 17 from beyond the arc.

Calvin will host Adrian on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Van Noord Arena.