After an impressive win in their home opener against Olivet College, The Kalamazoo College Hornets struggled to make shots Wednesday night against Trine University at Anderson Athletic Center.
The visiting Thunder weren’t shy to let it fly, posting an impressive 54% from the field and 50% from three in the game leading to a 71-49 rout of the hornets.
Jake Whitney led the hornets with 11 points, 5 boards and 3 assists. The sophomore forward shot a stellar 4-5 from the field, 1-1 from beyond the arc and a perfect 2-2 from the line. Adam Dykema also got into the action, scoring 10 points while grabbing 4 boards but struggled late in the game, shooting only 4-11 from the field.
Will Dixon led the way for the Thunder with 24 points. Jake Bagley also had the hot hand, scoring 18 points on 6-7 from 3 point land, giving Kalamazoo defenders trouble all night.
It was a tough night for the hornets as they fell behind early in the game. “We gotta make shots” said Kalamazoo College Coach Eric Dougall. “We’re scared to attack right now, we need someone else to step up.” With only two players in double digits, Kalamazoo College is left looking for answers going into a tough road test at Calvin College this Saturday.
Post-Game Interview with Coach Dougall