NETHERLANDS, Michigan – Evan Thomas scored 25 points and made 10 rebounds when Hope defeated Calvin Wednesday night 93-81.
“We were still confident, I mean, we’re talking in the party that we just needed to fasten our defenses,” Thomas said of his team facing a deficit in the second half. “We all agreed and had to step up him in defense and play our game. So I think as soon as they went up by 8 or 9, whatever it was, we kind of recovered in defense and that led us to get back in the game and take over. ”
The Flying Dutchmen (11-2, 18-6) won at least a share of the MIAA regular season title with a chance to win it on Saturday when hosting Kalamazoo.
Whatever happens, Hope will become number one in the conference tournament next week.