Long layoff doesn’t show as CMS upsets No. 16 Calvin 66-50
CLAREMONT, Calif. – Behind its three-point shooting and defense, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team upset No. 16 Calvin 66-50 on Monday evening at Ducey Gymnasium in its first game in over two weeks. With the non-conference win, CMS improved to 6-4 overall while Calvin dropped to 7-3.
CMS hit nine three-pointers in the game including six in the second half to turn a close game in the first half into a double-digit win. Junior guard Jack Grodahl led CMS with a game-high 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including four three-pointers to go along with eight rebounds. Senior guard Remy Pinson added nine points with three of the team's three-pointers.
Ahead 26-20 at halftime, CMS pushed its lead to double figures to start the second half behind three-straight three-pointers from Grodahl. CMS led 28-24 and jumped ahead 37-26 with 16:17 left in the game during the 9-2 run.
CMS' largest lead of the game was 20 points at 53-33 and came with 9:10 left on a layup by sophomore forward Richard Harris. Calvin did get back within 10 points with four minutes left after a free throw by Mickey DeVries.
The CMS defense held Calvin to 33 percent shooting from the field and 26 percent shooting from the three-point line.
DeVries led Calvin with 16 points while Jordan Brink added 11 points.
CMS returns to SCIAC play on Saturday, Jan. 4 at home against Chapman for its next game.
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