Men’s basketball team stopped by Trine, 87-65

Picture by Brian Freiberger
Picture by Brian Freiberger

OLIVET, Mich. – The Olivet College men's basketball team dropped an 87-65 decision to Trine (Ind.) University in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association game today at The Cutler Event Center in Olivet.

THE BASICS
Final Score:
Trine 87, Olivet 65
Location: The Cutler Event Center; Olivet, Mich.
Records: Olivet 6-12 overall, 2-4 MIAA; Trine 8-9 overall, 3-3 MIAA

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Thunder opened a double digit lead, 15-5, in the first four minutes and 35 seconds of the game.
  • In the first half, Trine led by as many as 29 points before taking a 28-point advantage, 47-19, at halftime.
  • The Comets started the second half on a 15-4 run to trim their deficit to 14 points, 51-34, with 15:55 left.
  • The Thunder pushed their lead back to 25 points, 61-36, over the next two and half minutes.
  • Olivet fought back and cut the gap to as few as 13 points, 65-52, at the 9:27 mark.
  • The Comets did not get closer for the rest of the game.

FOR THE COMETS

FOR THE THUNDER                                         

  • Will Dixon notched a game-high 30 points, including 11-of-12 shooting from the free throw line.
  • Kyle Dodson added 16 points and seven assists.
  • Adam Ciszewski contributed 11 points and seven rebounds.
  • Myles Copeland also had seven rebounds.

UP NEXT

  • Olivet completes the first half of its MIAA schedule next Wednesday, Jan. 25, when Alma College visits The Cutler Event Center for a 7:30 p.m. game.