The Alma Men's basketball team traveled to Trine University on Saturday afternoon to continue league play and dropped a 79-56 decision. The Scots now have an overall mark of 4-9 and are 0-2 in the MIAA, while the Thunder finished the day with a 2-0 record in the league and 9-4 in 2011-12.
"We made some strides defensively today from a team standpoint," said Scots Head Coach Sam Hargraves. "Too many unforced offensive turnovers today to overcome. Trine has too talented of a team to give them as many more shots as we did today."
Sr. G Cory Schneider (Carson City, Mich./CC-Crystal) began the game with a three-pointer and gave the Scots an early lead and the visitors led 9-8 with 14:38 to go in the first half. However, the Thunder methodically took control of the game from that point, leading by as many as 17 points, before taking a 40-28 advantage into halftime.
Trine controlled the second half, never letting the Scots cut the deficit as a 12-point lead for the Thunder was the closest the visitors would get on this afternoon. Trine's win was cemented by 22 of 25 shooting from the free throw line, including 14 of 14 in the second half.
Alma next plays on Wednesday evening, when they travel to Olivet to take on the Comets in another MIAA contest, beginning at 8:00 p.m.