ADRIAN, Mich. – Eric Lewis scored the final eight points of a 15-2 run as Adrian College pulled away for a 60-51 victory over Albion College in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association men's basketball action.
Eric Evans scored four points from the line as Albion trimmed a nine-point deficit to 35-34 with 13:33 to play.
Adrian took control of the contest by scoring on seven consecutive possessions. Sean Gallant started the scoring binge with a layup, Ben Rodak followed with a 3-point basket, and Gallent followed with a pair of free throws. Lewis then tacked on three baskets and a pair of free throws as Adrian extended its lead to 50-36 with 8:45 to play.
Albion never got closer than six the rest of the way.
Four Britons scored during an 8-0 run as Albion enjoyed a 17-10 lead 7 ½ minutes into the contest. Rickey Jackson erased Albion's lead with six points in the final 5 ½ minutes of the half and Adrian held a 29-24 lead at halftime.
Lewis led all players with 23 points, and Gallant added 15 points and seven rebounds.