Calvin did make a short run in the second half, pulling to within 10 points at 50-40 with five minutes passed in the second half.
However, the Ravens were never truly in danger, as Justin Reed’s layup was followed by a Calvin turnover and a 3 from Bowman to get the lead back to 15.
“I think that’s probably the best game Andrew has ever played in his time here,” Slyder said. “He and (Morrison) are our cornerstones, and both of those guys stepped up big tonight.”
Bowman finished with a sparking 11-for-16 effort from the floor for 24 points to lead all scorers and also managed eight rebounds and four steals. Morrison and starting point guard Jason Riley each had 13.
Justin Reed scored 10 to join his teammates in double figures.
Calvin was led by Powell with 14 points.
Slyder couldn’t find too much wrong with his team’s performance but hoped the Tuesday night showing was a sign of greater things to come.
“I told the guys if they can play like this, then only imagine how good they can be with good preparation and practice,” he said. “I think this is a great indicator of what kind of team we can have.”
—Michael D. Doyle is a reporter for The Herald Bulletin. Photo credit: David Humphrey. Story republished with permission.
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