SVSU men’s basketball defeated Aquinas 77-73 during a home game Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Aquinas made the first basket and took the lead in the first half, ending with a 44-34 lead.
SVSU Myles Belyeu sophomore guard made the first basket of the game with an assist from junior guard Malik Ellison.
In the second half, junior guard James Toohey lead the half, making all of the three free throw tries that SVSU was given, which brought the score to 50-48.
Freshman guard Nick Thran made a layup and brought SVSU up to 64-58. The game was tied with 4:04 left in the game, but Aquinas caught up and broke the tie with a three-point jump shot.
With two seconds left in the game, senior forward Fred John Jr made two free throws that brought the score to the final, 77-73.
Belyeu helped the team with 14 points, five rebounds and three steals.
John added on a total of eight points.
Junior center Sebastiano Lamonato contributed with eight as well and Thran with seven.
Ellison scored 23 points and hit five of nine downtown shots. He also contributed seven assists, four rebounds and three steals.
Men’s basketball will play its next game Thursday, Dec. 4, at Michigan Technological University against the Huskies.