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Saints Defeated by Spring Arbor 75-61

11/10/2012 – The men's basketball team concluded the WHAC/Crossroads Challenge with a loss to Spring Arbor University. The Cougars improved to 4-1 on the season, while the Saints fell to 1-4 overall.

The Saints used some early offense to jump out to a 20-11 lead at the 10:21 mark of the first half. A quick spurt enabled the Cougars to pull within two before the game began to see-saw back and forth. The two teams entered the half with Spring Arbor clinging to a two point advantage (31-29).

The game remained tight in the early stages of the second half as Austin Semple's two point basket at the 11:59 mark summoned the tenth tie of the contest. The Cougars would then proceed to go on a 24-10 run over the next nine minutes to put the game out of reach. The bench played a key role in determining the outcome as the Cougars outscored the Saints 29-2. The final buzzer sounded and the scoreboard showed the Saints on the wrong end of a 75-61 verdict.

Zach Eddy played strong in defeat as the senior scored 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Brett Pfahler added 14 points, while Kenny Gordon add three triple's en route to his 13 points. Matt Howe paced the Cougars with 20 points.

The Saints will now open conference play on Saturday as they travel to Adrian to battle Siena Heights (0-2) at 3 p.m.

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