KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College women's basketball team fell 60-57 to Saint Mary's College on Wednesday.
The teams exchanged leads throughout the first half with the visiting Belles eventually taking a 30-27 lead into halftime.
Kalamazoo regained the lead in the third quarter, but eventually trailed by 10 points. The Hornets trailed by as many as 12 with just 3:52 left in the fourth before cutting the deficit to two (59-57) with 36 seconds left, but Saint Mary's was able to use up the clock and make a free throw while keeping the Hornets from getting off a final shot.
Saint Mary's shot 43.6 percent overall compared to 34.4 percent for the Hornets. Saint Mary's held a 39-38 edge in rebounds.
Emily Kozal led the Hornets with 22 points and six rebounds.
Kalamazoo returns to action at Olivet on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m.