Men's Basketball Loses to Trine, Still Advances To MIAA Tournament

by Alan Babbitt

The Hope College men's basketball team is headed to next week's Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament.

The Flying Dutchmen will play a quarterfinal at Adrian College on Tuesday, February 25. Tipoff is 7 p.m.

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On Saturday, Hope lost its regular-season finale at Trine University, 73-59. 

Forward Preston Granger recorded a double-double of a game-high 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Flying Dutchmen. The junior from Lansing, Michigan (Lansing Christian HS) shot 71.4 percent from the field (10-14).

Freshman guard Clayton Dykhouse of Zeeland, Michigan (Zeeland East) chipped in eight points.

Hope (12-13 overall) finished the regular season in sixth place with a 5-9 MIAA record.

Trine (14-11, 8-6 MIAA) used a balanced offense with four players scoring in double figures. Guard Langston Johnson led the Thunder with 18 points, including a team-high seven during the first half as Trine built a 31-24 halftime lead. | PO Box 9000, Holland, Michigan 49422