KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College men's basketball team defeated Earlham College 74-66 inside Anderson Athletic Center on Thursday.
Kalamazoo got out to an early lead and led by as many as 16 points (31-15) before taking a 41-30 lead into halftime.
The visiting Quakers cut the deficit to seven in the early minutes of the second half before making it a four point game midway through the half. Earlham cut it to two (59-57) with 7:31 remaining, but never held a lead in the game. Earlham was still within four points (70-66) with 26 seconds remaining, but the Quakers were unable to score on their final three possessions.
Kalamazoo shot 46.3 percent from the field while making 20-of-29 free throws. Earlham shot 38.3 percent while going 16-for-21 at the line. Kalamazoo held a 39-34 advantage in rebounds.
Kalamazoo returns to action on Jan. 2 when the Hornets open league play at Alma at 7:30 p.m.