Olivet falls to Adrian

Published 4:00 am Thursday, January 29, 2004

By Staff
The Olivet College men's basketball team let a 36-34 halftime lead slip away as Adrian College defeated the Fighting Comets, 85-68, tonight at the Merillat Center.
The Bulldogs started the second half with a 10-0 run to take a 44-36 lead, and never relinquished the lead for the rest of the game. The biggest Adrian lead was 22 points, 77-55, at the 4:08 mark.
Sophomore forward De'Andre Pruitt led the Comets with 17 points, followed by junior forward Ronnie Pearson with 11 points. Pearson also grabbed a team-best six rebounds.
Niles High School graduates Matt Brawley and Derek Cox added three and four points, respectively, for the Comets.
Adam Novak scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Bulldogs. He made 11-of-16 shots from the floor. Billy Collins added 21 points on seven-of-13 shooting, including six-of-10 from three-point range.
Olivet is next in action on Saturday when it travels to play MIAA rival Albion College.