Men’s basketball tops Parkside, Purdue

SVSU men’s basketball won two games over the weekend.

The results from these games give the Cardinals a five-game winning streak.

Thursday’s game against Parkside ran close throughout, but SVSU took the win at 76-68.

Senior Tyler Witz led the Cardinals with 18 points and nine rebounds.

Senior Delano Smith had a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds, the highest rebound amount.

Senior James Toohey added 17 points and freshman Freddie McIntosh scored 11 points.

Parkside led with 15 fast breaks and SVSU with 10.

SVSU went 28-of-56 from the field and 10-of-14 from the free throw line.

This game moves the Cardinals to 16-7 overall and 10-5 in the GLIAC.

With 9:32 remaining in the first half, the Cardinals had a seven-point lead, but Parkside soon tied it back at 28-28 with 4:20 left.

SVSU took the lead back before heading into the locker room with 38-35.

In the second half, senior Darnell Hoskins Jr. scored a three-pointer giving the Cardinals an eight-point lead.

With 10:58 left the game, Parkside tied it up again at 56-56.

The Cardinals took the game back with back-to-back 3-pointers by Smith and Toohey.

From here, SVSU was able to stay on top of the game and lead the Cardinals to victory.

SVSU also dominated in Saturday’s game against Purdue Northwest, finishing 86-68.

Leading the Cardinals was sophomore Tre Garrett with 15 points.

Smith brought in 14 points for the Cardinals while freshman Steven Post and Hoskins brought in 11 points each.

Smith also nearly set a school record with 19 rebounds.

SVSU went 9-26 for three-point shots and 11-13 at the free-throw line.

They had 30 fast breaks and their largest lead was 21 points.

At 8:29 left in the second half, the Cardinals held the lead at 71-59, which they were able to carry to a victory at the end.

This game gives the Cardinals a five-game winning streak.

This week, the Cardinals will play at Michigan Tech on Thursday and at Northern Michigan University on Saturday.

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