After falling to Albion 72-49 this past Wednesday, The Kalamazoo College Men’s Basketball Team ground out a tough win against Olivet College on Saturday, January 9th, which propelled the team to 6-7 overall and 1-1 in conference play. Sharp-shooting sophomore Adam Dykema led the Hornets with 16 points including a 9-10 shooting performance from the free throw line. Kalamazoo’s bench came up huge in the win with sophomore Josh Whitney scoring 11 points off the pine and high-flying senior Stephan Oliphant adding 11 rebounds. Early in conference play, Kalamazoo sits in fifth place in the conference and well within striking distance of a playoff spot.
The Kalamazoo College Women’s Basketball Team battled St. Mary’s College on Wednesday, January 7th to a 68-58 victory. Seniors Emily Lindsay and Hannah Maness led the Hornets with 15 points a piece, combining to be one of the most deadly three-point threats in the MIAA. The Hornets junior point guard Kelsey Adamski had a fantastic all-around game as she tacked on 14 points with six assists, five rebounds, and four steals. Kalamazoo followed up with a tough 73-64 loss on Saturday at Hope College, who sit tied with Calvin College atop the conference. Adamski again sparked the team with her 15 points while first-year Emily Kozal added 16 on an efficient five for seven shooting performance. The Hornets currently sit in third place in the MIAA conference, which puts them in great position to make the playoffs.