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Men’s Basketball Tripped Up By Trolls Saturday Night

Sunday, December 14, 2008

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PALOS HEIGHTS, IL Trinity Christian used an 18-2 second half run to pull away for a 73-65 victory over visiting Calvin late Saturday night. The host Trolls (8-3) erased a 44-40 deficit with 13 unanswered points with Will Bruinsma canning a pair of triples in the Trinity run.

Calvin (3-5) held a 34-33 halftime lead but shot just 38.7 percent from the field in the second half while Trinity shot 53.3 percent over the final 20 minutes of play.

The loss by Calvin was just its second-ever to Trinity including its first since the 1972-73 season.

Calvin was led in defeat by Dustin Smith and Matt Veltema with 13 points apiece while John Mantel posted his second double-double of the year with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Caleb Veldhouse chipped in with 10 points. Trinity Christian received 18 points from Bruinsma, 17 points from Ross Stuursma and 16 points from Kurt Gruppen.

Calvin will now break until December 29 when it faces Geneva College (PA) in a first round game of a tournament hosted by Defiance College.

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