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Men’s basketball drops two close games to Ashland

Forward Tyrik Singh sinks an inside shot for the Cardinals for 2 points. Vanguard Photo | Vincent Ford

SVSU’s men’s basketball team fell to 1-5 on the season after being swept by Ashland at home over the weekend.

On Jan. 22, SVSU trailed Ashland by sev- en points at the end of the first half but was able to outscore the Eagles by seven points in the second half to force overtime.

In overtime, the Eagles did not trail as they were able to outscore the Cardinals 11-7 to win 71-67.

Senior guard Delano Smith earned the start in the game after coming off the bench in last weekend’s games.

Smith was able to notch a double-double as he led the Cardinals in scoring with 22 points.

He pulled in 10 rebounds.

Senior guard Darnell Hoskins Jr. added 19 points of his own for SVSU along with five rebounds and four assists.

Hoskins tied with Smith for most points scored for the Cardinals.

Freshman center Zane Foster scored nine points and led the Cardinals with 12 re- bounds while also getting one block.

SVSU was also on the floor Jan. 23 against Ashland, but fell again by a score of 58-57. Ashland led the Cardinals by 10 points heading into halftime.

After falling behind by 13 points, SVSU was able to go on a 19-6 run to tie the score at 46 with 8:32 left in the game.

A basket by Ashland tied the score at 52 with 1:20 left to play.

A missed three and a missed free throw by the Cardinals allowed the Eagles to in- crease their lead in the final seconds and edge out a one-point win.

Junior guard Myles Belyeu led SVSU with 20 points and three assists in the game.

Belyeu was also able to get four re- bounds, three assists and three steals.

Junior forward Tyrik Singh had a team-leading 10 rebounds for the Cardi- nals along with his nine points, one assist and one steal.

Senior guard James Toohey had three points and four rebounds during his 18 minutes off the bench.

Sophomore guard Tre Garrett scored four points in the game by making all four of his free-throw attempts.

Garrett added four rebounds for the Car- dinals as he played 12 minutes off of the bench.

SVSU will continue its season with a home game against Northwood on Tues- day, Jan. 26.

SVSU will also play two games at Parkside on Jan. 29 and 30.

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