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 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.