Olivet Defeats Men’s Basketball

Olivet Defeats Men’s Basketball

OLIVET, Mich. – The Comets of Olivet remained in first place in the MIAA standings with a 79-71 victory over the Knights. 

The Knights opened the game on a 7-2 run on Wednesday. Junior Austin Bykerk (Jenison, Mich./Unity Christian) scored the first five points of the game for Calvin.

The Comets responded with a 10-0 run to reclaim the lead.

A three-point basket from junior Jason Walter (Coloma, Mich./Coloma) cut the Olivet lead to 20-18. However, the Comets responded with a 9-2 run.

Olivet went into halftime with a 42-30 lead.

The Maroon and Gold opened the second half with a 5-0 run, with baskets from Jason Walter and Derrick DeVries.

The Knights would cut the Olivet lead to four points on two occasions, but could not get any closer.

Sophomore Derrick DeVries (Grand Rapids, Mich./Covenant Christian) led the Knights with 23 points on Wednesday.

Austin Bykerk recorded his second double-double of the season with a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds, tying his career-high.

The Knights held a 40-31 rebounding advantage.

Calvin returns to action on Saturday afternoon against Adrian at Van Noord Arena.