KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College men's basketball team tipped off its season Saturday afternoon with a 90-88 loss to Ripon College.
The game was a tale of two halves as both teams shot better than 60 percent from the field in the first half and both dropping below 46% in the second half.
Kalamazoo led 52-46 at the halftime break and held the lead throughout the first 20 minutes of play.
Ripon obtained its first lead with 13:56 remaining in the game. The teams played to 13 lead changes following the 57-54 Ripon advantage as the Red Hawks held on to win by two.
Kalamazoo shot 50 percent during the entire game and converted on 15 of 33 three-point attempts.
Ben Reiter led the team with 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
The Kalamazoo bench scored 32 of its 88 total points.
The Hornets return to action on Friday, Nov. 15 at Manchester. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 9 p.m.