ALBION, MI – Last week, the Cougars won on a last second buzzer beater against the University of St. Francis (IL), and tonight, the Albion College Britons turned the tables on the Cougars hitting a 3-pointer as time ran out topping Spring Arbor 51-50.
The Cougars enjoyed a 27-22 half-time lead as both team struggled offensively hitting just 33% percent from the field for Spring Arbor and 31% from the field for Albion.
Spring Arbor increased the lead to seven (31-24) on a Greg Hamilton bucket with18:17 on the clock to start the second half but Albion cut the lead to one on a 6-0 run of their own.
The final three minutes were tense as Greg Hamilton would score to put the Cougars up by one (46-45) and Xavier Prather took advantage of a Thomas Starks steal and score to put Spring Arbor up by three points, but three Albion free throws later the game was tied at 48-48 with 0:44 on the clock.
Spring Arbor kept the turnovers low for the game, but a costly turnover late gave the ball to Albion Lawrence Ridgell who in turn hot a long range 3-pointer with .8 seconds on the clock and Albion’s team stormed the floor which elicited a team technical foul on Albion.
Down by three with .8 seconds left Greg Hamilton made both technical foul free throws to cut the lead to one 50-51 and possession. Unfortunately, the Cougars couldn’t connect as the buzzer sounded and the Cougars fall to 3-4 on the season. Albion stays unbeaten at 3-0.
The Cougars return home tomorrow night to host Great Lakes Christian College in the second game of a Cougar Double-Header as the Lady Cougars host Rochester College at 5:30 and the men will follow that game at approximately 7:30.
Courtesy Dave Mayotte, Spring Arbor University