The Kalamazoo College Men’s Basketball Team started off the week with an 83-68 loss at Alma College on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The 6’9” center Josh Miller led the Hornets with 21 points on seven for nine shooting. Senior captain Adam Peters stuffed the stat sheet as he recorded six rebounds and seven assists to go with his 17 points.
The Hornets followed this performance with a heart-breaking loss at home to Albion College on Saturday, Jan. 31 as they fell to the Britons in the final minutes of the game. Sophomore shooting guard Adam Dykema shot the lights out of the building as he scored 11 of his game high 24 points in the first five minutes of the game. Adam Peters again heavily impacted the game with a solid 13-point five-rebound performance while freshman center Jason Hugan scored eight off the bench including a monstrous dunk in the first half. The Hornets fall to 2-6 in the MIAA and 7-12 overall on the season. They return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 4 when they are hosted by the Comets of Olivet College (3-16, 1-7 MIAA).
The Lady Hornets made short work of their match-up on Wednesday, Jan. 28 as they handled Olivet College (10-9, 5-5 MIAA) at home by a score of 67-60. Junior point guard Kelsey Adamski continues to cement herself amongst the conference’s elite as she tallied 15 points, six assists, four rebounds, and four steals against the Comets. Seniors Emily Lindsay and Perri Nicholson also added 12 points apiece.
Kalamazoo kept the momentum going over the weekend as they came out with the road win against Adrian College (6-13, 2-8 MIAA) on Saturday, Jan. 31 by a score of 62-56. It was Adamski once more who stole the show for the Hornets, dropping 19 points, six rebounds, and six assists on the way to a Hornet victory and her first career MIAA Player of the Week selection. Grace Smith ’17 contributed efficient play to the game as she scored 16 points on five for ten shooting and a perfect five-for-five from the foul line. Kalamazoo improves to 12-7 overall and 7-4 in the MIAA, which puts them in third place and in position to make the playoffs. They return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at home against Alma College (7-13, 2-9 MIAA).