KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College men's basketball team defeated Case Western Reserve University 66-64 inside Anderson Athletic Center on Saturday.
The Hornets scored 12 of the game's first 13 points and led by as many as 16 (23-7) at the 11:23 mark of the first half. The visiting Spartans cut the lead to five (35-30) with 1:00 remaining, but Kalamazoo scored five straight points to take a 40-30 lead into halftime.
Case made it a 42-40 game at 16:29 in the second half, and kept the score within seven points the rest of the game. Case hit a pair of free throws to make it 65-64 with 25 seconds remaining. Kalamazoo's Ben Reiter sank a free throw to go up 66-64, and the Spartans' 3-point attempt in the closing seconds missed the mark.
Kalamazoo shot 48.1 percent overall while Case was held to 32.1 percent. The Hornets made 7-of-12 free throws compared to 18-of-26 for the Spartans. Case held a 38-34 advantage in rebounds, including 17-10 on the offensive end.
Kalamazoo returns to action on Tuesday, Dec. 12 with a non-conference game at Concordia (Ill.).