Alma Gives Britons First MIAA Loss of the Season

Photo By Abby Sheklow
Photo By Abby Sheklow

ALBION, Mich. - Alma's 78-74 victory hands Albion their first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association loss of the season.   It was a back and forth contest today with 22 lead changes and 28 ties. It wasn't just points that was a tight battle, but also an even 39-39 in rebounds for both the Britons and Scots.    

Jamezell Davis Jr and Caden Ebeling each had 23 points to lead the Britons.   Ebeling adds another double-double to his season tally with 12 rebounds.   

The Britons had multiple opportunities down the stretch after a couple of key stops on the defensive end.   The Britons trailed 75-71 from the four-minute mark until 35 seconds remaining when Alma finally broke through and sealed the game on a jump shot by Cole Kleiver to push their lead to six.     

"I want to continue to improve and continue to raise our standards and continue to get better.   I think that is really important regardless of who you're playing when you are playing or where you are playing.   We have to keep getting better, and hopefully, this result helps us refocus," said Head Coach Jody May.   

Despite their loss today, the Britons maintain their two-game lead in the MIAA with four games remaining in the regular seasons.  

Albion goes back on the road and travels to Kalamazoo on Wednesday for a 7:30 pm tip versus the Hornets.      

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email advancement@albion.edu