ALMA, Mich. - A comeback effort by the Hornets came up just short in an 80-78 loss at Alma College on Wednesday.
Kalamazoo fell behind early and trailed 54-34 at halftime. The Hornets cut the deficit to 10 (55-45) midway through the third before finding themselves down 16 again early in the fourth (66-50). Kalamazoo continued to chip away and eventually cut the deficit to single digits with just over a minute to play. Kalamazoo was down four with 13 seconds when an Alma free throw made it a five-point game. Suzanne Miller hit a three for Kalamazoo as time expired resulting in the two-point loss.
Alma shot 50 percent overall compared to 44.3 percent for Kalamazoo. The Hornets held a 39-32 advantage in rebounds, including 20-14 on the offensive end.
Kalamazoo returns to action Saturday, Feb. 4 at Saint Mary's.