In a showdown of former Buccaneers, Alma’s Isiah Law had the most explosive game, but it was Alex Eidson and Nate VanArendonk who saw their Hope team come away with the win.
Law poured in 21 points for Alama, which couldn’t keep up with defending MIAA champion Hope in an 83-69 Flying Dutchmen victory.
A pair of Law’s former Grand Haven teammates —VanArendonk and Eidson — had quiet games for Hope. VanArendonk was just 1-of-3 for two points, and Eidson missed all three of his shots and was held scoreless.
Law, who transferred to Alma (5-7) from Muskegon Community College, drilled 3-of-7 triples for Alma. He was 7-of-14 overall from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line. He played all 32 minutes for the Scots.
Eidson had been red-hot for Hope over the past several weeks, including a 26-point outburst in the Flying Dutchmen’s 96-85 win over Aurora College on Dec. 29.
On Thursday, he got the start at one of the guard spots but played just 15 minutes.
VanArendonk came off the bench and played only seven minutes, grabbing five rebounds.