GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Kalamazoo College men's basketball team fell on the road to Calvin College Saturday afternoon in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play. The Knights defeated the Hornets, 64-56.
After Kalamazoo jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the early going, Calvin took its first lead with 12:34 to play in the first half and built a 10-point gap courtesy of a 14-2 run ending at the 8:00 mark.
The Knights extended their lead to as large as 17 in the first half but Kalamazoo cut its deficit to 15 as the group trailed 39-24 at the halftime intermission.
An 8-0 run in the first 1:07 of the second half from Calvin pushed the Knights' lead to 23, but despite the steep deficit the Hornets grinded their way back into the contest. A 16-3 run from Kalamazoo over the next six minutes put K in striking distance down the stretch.
Kalamazoo whittled Calvin's lead down to six points with 1:52 to go, but that's as close as the Hornets would get to regaining the lead and heading home with a road victory.
The Hornets hit the road one more time this season when they travel to Hope College on Wednesday, Feb. 15 for an 8 p.m. contest.