Calvin Men's Basketball Stings Wasps of Emory and Henry 97-73 at St. Pete Classic

Calvin Men's Basketball Stings Wasps of Emory and Henry 97-73 at St. Pete Classic

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Calvin cruised to 97-73 win over Emory & Henry Friday morning at the St. Pete Classic.

The Knights were in a close contested match with the Wasps early on with both teams getting the offense going early. The score was 10-10 when the Knights went on a 6-0 run to take a 16-10 lead with senior Derrick DeVries (Grand Rapids, MI / Covenant Christian) converting four of those points. Once Calvin got the lead, it never let go through the rest of the first half. Emory & Henry got within three at 28-25 after hitting a triple with four minutes left in the half.

The Knights outscored the Wasps 13-6 over the final four minutes to take a 41-31 halftime lead. DeVries and junior Emmett Warners (Grand Rapids, MI / Grand Rapids Christian) had a great half with 16 points apiece. Calvin shot 51% from the field in the first half and 44% from three-point range.

Calvin went on a 13-4 run to open the second half, sparked by back-to-back threes by junior Thad Shymanski (Ada, MI / Grand Rapids Christian) and DeVries. Calvin (4-5 overall) claimed a 69-49 lead with just under 10 minutes left in the second half and dominated the rest of the way. The Knights shot 58% from the field and 41% from three in the second half.

Derrick DeVries finished 26 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists while Emmett Warners had 21 points and 7 rebounds. Senior Tony DeWitte (Grandville, MI / Calvin Christian) also had a good game with 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists while shooting going 4-8 from the three-point line. Calvin finished 37 of 67 from the field and 11 of 26 from the three-point line.

With his 26 points, DeVries moved past Dan Davis and Kyle VanderBrug into 15th place on the Calvin career scoring list. DeVries now has 1,136 career points.

UP NEXT: Calvin plays Skidmore tomorrow (Dec.20) at 11 a.m. in St. Petersburg, Florida.