Men’s Basketball Defeats Albion 64-55 - Moves Back Into Third Place Tie in MIAA Standings
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
ALBION - Calvin moved back into a tie for third place in the MIAA standings with a 64-55 victory at Albion Wednesday night at Kresge Gymnasium. The Knights (10-10 overall, 5-4 MIAA) are now tied with Trine for third place in the league standings while Albion slips back to 4-5 in league play.
Calvin used a strong first half to gain the win at Albion as the Knights led 33-20 at halftime without committing a turnover.
Albion rallied in the second half to within seven after Calvin had built a 16-point lead at 49-33. Juniors Tom Snikkers and Bryan Powell combined for eight points down the stretch for the Knights however to help seal the win.
“We hung in there, battled our way through and got a big win,” said Calvin men’s basketball coach Kevin Vande Streek. “It is always difficult to play at Albion. Our guys had to expend a great amount of effort to get this one tonight and it feels very good to come away with a win.”
Snikkers led Calvin with 23 points and 11 rebounds, notching his seventh collegiate double-double in the process. Sophomore center Tyler Kruis also had 11 points while Powell collected eight points off the bench. Junior David Rietema had six points, four assists and three steals.
Albion was led by Zach Hurth with 18 points while Kolin Kazen had 15 points.
Calvin held a 42-33 rebounding advantage and shot 40.4 percent from the field overall. Calvin will travel to Kalamazoo on Saturday for a 3 p.m. contest.