GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Carthage knocked off No. 9 Calvin (5-2) 74-68 on Friday at the 10th annual CCIW/MIAA Challenge at Calvin's Van Noord Arena. Thirteenth-ranked Wheaton (Ill.) (5-2) defeated Hope (1-4) 80-61 in Friday's first game. On Saturday, Carthage (4-2) meets Hope (1-4) at 1 p.m.
Calvin led most of the first half and went up by nine points late in the half at 33-24 with two minutes to go. The Knights led by seven points at the break 35-28. Calvin's last lead was 50-49 at 13:54 before Donte Logan layup at 11:50 put the Red Men up to stay 51-50.
Carthage extended its lead to 10 points 66-56 at 6:07. The Knights whittled it down to 68-67 at 1:42, but the Red Men went on to win 74-68.
Carthage shot 51 percent (26-of-51), including 6 of 14 3-pointers, while Calvin shot 48 percent (25 of 52), including just 2 of 8 from 3-point range. The Red Men got to the free-throw line 21 times and made 16, while the Knights connected on 16 of 24 from the line. Calvin had a narrow 31-29 rebounding edge.
Marlon Senior led the Red Men with 25 points on 7 of 12 field-goal shooting and 10 of 11 on free throws, along with seven rebounds. Reese Herth had 12 points on 4 of 13 shooting, Donte Logan had eight points and seven assists and Mike Kastel added eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Calvin's Tyler Kruis scored a game-high 26 points on 10 of 11 shooting and 4 of 8 free throws, along with seven rebounds.