CALEDONIA -- The Cardinal Men's Basketball team hit the road for a GLIAC contest at Davenport on Thursday (Jan. 16) evening. The Panthers led throughout the entire contest, claiming a 76-39 win over SVSU in the league matchup.
The Panthers got out to a quick 8-0 lead and got it to double-digits with 11:55 showing on the clock and the score 14-3. Despite the Cardinals trimming the deficit to six points at 17-11 on a Myles Belyeu layup, Davenport led by as many as 18 points with the score 35-17 with 1:57 to play in the half. SVSU would score the final four points of the half with two Belyeu freebies and a Fred John Jr. layup, trimming the deficit to 36-23 heading into the halftime break.
SVSU hit on just 7-of-20 shots from the floor and was 0-8 from three-point land in the first half. Davenport shot 42.9% (12-28) and hit on 5-of-15 from downtown.
The second half continued on to remain in DU's favor, as the home team outscored Saginaw Valley by a 40-16 count in the second half to claim a 76-39 win.
Inside the Boxscore
- Belyeu was the only Cardinal in double-figures, scoring 14 points to go along with a game-high rebounds. He was named the Meijer "Player of the Game."
- Ellison addeed seven points and four rebounds.
- Delano Smith had six points, four rebounds, two blocks and an assist.
Saginaw Valley returns home on Saturday (Jan. 18) to host No. 15 Grand Valley State University. Tip-off for that matchup is set for 3:00 p.m. at SVSU's O'Neill Arena.
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