Kalamazoo Pulls Away From Albion

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Kalamazoo ripped off a 13-0 run to break open what was a one-point game late in the first half and it went on to score a 77-55 victory over Albion in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball action.

Albion led the first eight minutes of the contest, though it never led by more than four points. Kalamazoo seized the lead on Emily Lindsay's three-point basket that made the score 11-10 with 11:59 remaining in the first half.

Mikaela Bromley scored a layup as Albion trailed 20-19 with five minutes left in the first half. Grace Smith answered with a basket on Kalamazoo's next possession and the Hornets started to pull away. Three other Hornets also produced baskets during the run.

Kalamazoo led 36-23 at halftime and it maintained a double-digit lead for the entire second half.

Smith and Nicole Antoine produced 15 points apiece for Kalamazoo. Hannah Maness  and Lindsay added 14 and 12, respectively, for the Hornets.

Albion's Brett de Bear led all players with 18 points. Bromley and Emily DeWaters also scored in double figures, scoring 15 and 10, respectively.

Albion returns home at 6 p.m. Wednesday to challenge MIAA rival Calvin College.