Coming off back-to-back wins last week, SVSU looked to continue its recent success with two GLIAC matches this week.
In its first game of the week on Jan. 20, Saginaw Valley was in Hammond Indiana to take on the Purdue Northwest Pride.
The Cardinals fell behind by six early in the first half, but were able to pull even at 35-35 just before the half ended.
Purdue Northwest was able to build a nine-point lead early in the second half that the Cardinals were never able to fully recover from.
A basket with 4:33 left in the game brought SVSU back within two points, but a 14-21 run for the Pride helped seal the Saginaw Valley loss by a score of 82-91.
Four Cardinals; senior guard Darnell Hoskins (26), senior forward Tyler Witz (16), freshman guard Freddie McIntosh (14) and senior guard James Toohey (11) all reached double figures for SVSU.
Senior guard Delano Smith led the Cardinals with ten rebounds and had the most assists on the team with three.
Saginaw Valley looked to bounce back from its loss when it traveled to Kenosha Wisconsin to play against the Rangers on Jan. 22.
Both teams traded baskets for most of the first half as Parkside was able to score on the last possession to lead 31-36 at halftime.
Saginaw was able to tie the game at 57-57 with 7:30 left in the game following two successful free-throws from Hoskins.
SVSU pushed its lead to four points after a jump shot by Hoskins with 1:16 left to play.
A missed free-throw attempt by Parkside opened the door for the Cardinals as Hoskins and McIntosh both were perfect on free-throw attempts in the final 20 seconds to give Saginaw the 77-73 win.
Hoskins (24), McIntosh (11) and Toohey (11) again all scored in double figures.
Toohey also tied for the team lead in rebounds junior forward Tyrik Singh, each with five.
The Cardinals move to 12-6 overall and 6-4 in conference play so far this season which is good enough for fourth place in the GLIAC.
Saginaw will continue its season on Thursday, Jan. 27 at home against Ferris State that has a record of 13-2 this season, followed by a Saturday, Jan. 29 home game against Lake Superior State that has a 10-5 record this season.
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