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Men’s basketball team loses four straight games

SVSU’s men’s basketball team currently sits at 2-9 this season after losing its last four games.

Jan. 29 at Parkside: 71-65 loss.

SVSU was able to score 35 points in a first half tie, but Parkside ended the game on a 7-2 run to finish off the Cardinals.

Junior guard Myles Belyeu played 38 minutes and led the Cardinals with 19 points to go along with his four steals and five assists.

Senior guard Delano Smith achieved a double-double as he scored 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for SVSU during his 33 minutes on the floor.

Freshman center Zane Foster scored nine points and recorded seven rebounds, along with getting the only block for the Cardinals during the match.

Jan. 30 at Parkside: 73-57 loss.

After a strong first half in which SVSU was leading 33-30, a lack of scoring and porous defense allowed Parkside to score 43 points in the second half, overcoming SVSU.

Smith led the Cardinals in scoring with getting 24 of their points and getting three rebounds.

Belyeu got two steals and a block to go along with his 14 points during his 27 minutes on the floor.

Foster led the Cardinals in rebounds, securing seven in the game. He was also able to stuff the stat sheet, as he had two assists, a steal, a block and six points.

Feb. 5 at Michigan Tech: 76-57 loss.

A weak offensive first half and an even weaker defensive second half set up SVSU for its third straight loss.

SVSU trailed by five heading into the break but were outscored 43-29 in the second half as Michigan Tech was able to pull away.

Senior guard Darnell Hoskins Jr. was SVSU’s leading scorer with 19 points, along with his two steals and two assists in the game.

Belyeu scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds while playing 34 minutes for the Cardinals.

Smith was the third Cardinal to score double digits in the game, adding 12 to the score while playing 24 minutes.

Feb. 6 at Michigan Tech: 65-62 loss.

SVSU had another weak second half to extend their losing streak to four games. Saginaw led by 12 points at the half but was outscored 43-28 in the second half.

Hoskins Jr. again led SVSU in points as he scored 20 during his 36 minutes on the floor.

Belyeu added 15 points of his own while securing five rebounds and dishing out two assists.

The games on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13, which were set to take place at Ferris State University, have been postponed.

SVSU will play its next game at Northwood University on Tuesday, Feb. 16, followed by two games at Wayne State University on Feb. 19 and 20.

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