Bulldogs Rally Back in Second Half to Earn First MIAA Win of Season

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ALBION, Mich. - The Adrian College men's basketball team picked up its first conference win on Saturday, January 14 in a 67-59 victory on the road against Albion. DaVonte Harris had a game-high 26 points. He tied for a team-high five rebounds and three assists.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 67, Albion 59

Location: Albion, Michigan (Kresge Gymnasium)

Records: Adrian (7-8, 1-3), Albion (4-11, 1-3)

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half: Albion 27, Adrian 23

• Both teams kept the score close in the opening half, trading leads and tying the score throughout the first ten minutes.

• With the scored tied at 11 with 9:47 left in the half the Britons scored six straight points to take a 17-11 lead.

• Adrian would battle back and bring the deficit to just two points, 20-18, but Albion was able to stay in front for the remainder of the half and take a four-point lead, 27-23, into the locker room.

Adrian Shooting

FG: 9-25 (36.0%)

3PT: 3-11 (27.3%)

FT: 2-4 (50.0%)

Albion Shooting

FG: 9-24 (37.5%)

3PT: 5-11 (45.5%)

FT: 4-6 (66.7%)

Second Half: Adrian 67, Albion 59

• Adrian would score a quick five points to take the lead, 28-27, in the first two minutes of the second half. 

• Albion would go on a 13-2 run that would give the Britons the only double-digit lead of the game, 40-30, with 15:43 remaining in regulation.

• The Bulldogs would score five quick points to cut the deficit in half and would eventually tie the game at 46 with just 7:25 left in the game.

• Albion's Aquavius Burks would make two free-throws to give the Britons a 48-46 lead before Justin Webster would make a layup and Harris would make two free throws to give the Bulldogs back the lead, 50-48, in what would be the start of an 8-0 run for Adrian.

• The Bulldogs would maintain the lead for the remainder of the game, building their largest lead of the game, eight points, with the final score.

Adrian Shooting

FG: 21-55 (38.2%)

3PT: 4-19 (21.1%)

FT: 21-24 (87.5%)

Albion Shooting

FG: 20-44 (45.5%)

3PT: 8-21 (38.1%)

FT: 11-17 (64.7%)

TOP DOGS

Harris had a game-high 26 points.

Webster scored 14 points, hauled in five rebounds and had three steals and three assists.

Keyon Rainey scored 10 points, had five rebounds, two steals, and one assist.

Romari Ennis tallied nine points, had four steals, and one assist.

THE OPPOSITION

• Corey Wheeler led the Britons with 20 points. He also had four rebounds, two assists, and a block.

• Darius Branch scored 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists.

• Aquavius Burks contributed 10 points and a game-high six rebounds.

UP NEXT

• Adrian travels to face Hope in MIAA action on Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.

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