KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College women's basketball team lost 57-55 to Calumet College on Saturday.
Kalamazoo scored the first eight points of the game, but Calumet evened the score at 13-13 at the 8:58 mark before scoring two buckets to go up 17-13. The visiting Crimson Wave led by as many as 10 (30-20) before taking a 30-21 lead into halftime.
Calumet led by as many as 12 (32-23) early in the third quarter, but Kalamazoo cut the deficit to just two (41-39) at the end of the quarter.
Kalamazoo tied the score early in the fourth and pulled ahead by seven (48-41) with 6:19 remaining. Calumet regained the lead (51-50) at 3:37, but Kalamazoo tied it again (55-55) with 37 seconds remaining. Each team turned the ball over in the final 20 seconds before Calumet hit a jumper with 1.1 seconds on the clock. Kalamazoo's desperation shot from three-quarters court came up short as Calumet came away with the 57-55 win.
Kalamazoo shot 34.5 percent overall compared to 30.3 percent for Calumet. The Crimson Wave held a 53-49 advantage in rebounds, including 22-14 on the offensive end.
Kalamazoo is back in action at home next Saturday as the Hornets open conference play against Olivet at 3 p.m.