Basketball team shoots for success in strong season

The Saginaw Valley State University men’s basketball team won its second game of the season when they played Great Lakes Christian College at home on Tuesday.

The Cardinals maintained a substantial double-digit lead virtually the entire game, finishing the first half with a 55-19 score and ending the game with a commanding 99-53 score.

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Senior forward Kalen Foreman goes up for a slam dunk in Tuesday’s 99-53 victory over Great Lakes Christian College. In addition to scoring four points, Foreman led the team with seven rebounds off the bench.

During the game, Saginaw Valley dominated Great Lakes Christian College in nearly every major statistical category, including rebounds, assists and points off of turnovers.

Five different Cardinal players managed to score in the double-digit figures, with sophomore Garrett Hall scoring the game high 15 points.

Head coach Randy Baruth attributed much the Cardinals’ success in their victory on their ability to execute well against the zone.

This win over Great Lakes Christian College gives the Cardinals a 2-2 start.

“We have had a solid start to the season,” Baruth said. “We need to keep working daily on getting our guys to ‘buy in’ to the defensive side of the game.”

Saginaw Valley will begin its first GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) play of the season in their next game when they travel Columbus, Ohio to Ohio Dominican. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4.

Looking forward to the upcoming  conference games and what the Cardinals need to do as well, Baruth added that the team needs to continue to improve.

“Our program needs to create a daily craving for constant improvement in all aspects,” he said.

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