After squandering a 13-point lead early in the second half, the Kalamazoo College Men’s Basketball team (7-9, 2-3 MIAA) came roaring back in the last minute to defeat the Adrian Bulldogs at Anderson Athletic Center by a score of 46-40. The Hornets were carried late in the game by the play of senior captain Adam Peters, who scored five of his eight points in the final minute and stuffed the stat sheet with an additional five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Jake Whitney also was a spark for the Hornets off the bench, scoring nine points on an efficient 4-6 shooting performance. It was Peters, however, who stole the show for Kalamazoo.
“Adam Peters is our guy,” said Head Coach Eric Dougal after the game. “That’s what your best player is supposed to do. In the guts of the game he wants the ball, he gets it, he finishes, and he ends the game.”
Despite only shooting 33 percent from the field and a feeble 22 percent from three-point land, the Hornets were able to keep the Bulldogs at bay with a great defensive showing, holding Adrian to only 27 percent shooting.
“As I told the guys in the locker room, we’re not pretty,” said Dougal. “But we don’t need to be pretty to win basketball games. It’s all about who wants it more and tonight we had the heart to get it done”.
The Hornets return to action on Saturday at 1pm as they take on the Dutchmen of Hope at home.
Post-Game Interview with Coach Dougal