KENOSHA, Wis. -- The Cardinal Men's Basketball team won its fifth straight game, using a career-high 33 points from Myles Belyeu to claim a 74-66 win at Parkside on Saturday (Jan. 4) afternoon.
The victory moved the Cards to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the GLIAC. Parkside is now 6-7 overall and 2-3 in league play. The victory by SVSU snapped the Rangers' 16-game home winning streak.
Saginaw Valley had an impressive start on the road, jumping out to an 11-2 lead after a triple from Darnell Hoskins Jr. The Rangers would eventually tie the contest up at 27-27 and lead by a 31-27 count at the halftime break.
The Cardinals bounced-back in a big way in the second half, however, using a Belyeu three-pointer with 11:37 left to give the visitors a 44-41 edge. SVSU would build a lead as much as 13 points (68-55) after another Belyeu long ball with 3:22 showing on the clock and eventually close-out for the eight-point win, 74-66.
Inside the Boxscore
- Belyeu topped his career-high of 32 points he matched on Thursday versus Purdue Northwest with a 33-point showing on Saturday. He hit on 12 field goals, two triples and all seven free throw tries for those 33 points. He added three rebounds while being named the Meijer "Player of the Game."
- Malik Ellison added 19 points with two boards and assists for SVSU.
- Hoskins had nine points and three rebounds while Sebastiano Lamonato added a game-high six rebounds.
The Cardinals have a non-conference contest on Sunday (Jan. 5) versus the University of Toronto, which will tip-off at 6:00 p.m. at O'Neill Arena. You can catch the action live at www.svsucardinals.com if you can't make it out to the game.
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