Sean Cummings scored with 0.2 seconds remaining to lift Kalamazoo Christian to a 40-38 road win over Comstock Tuesday evening. The tight contest featured eight lead changes and four ties with both teams within a possession of each other for most of the evening.
Listen to the final moments of the game below:
K-Christian’s biggest lead of the night was a five-point advantage early in the first quarter. The Colts went ahead 13-11 by the end of the first and kept a two-point lead into halftime at 22-20. Comstock held a 33-28 advantage to close the third quarter and had their biggest lead of the night at seven when Adrian White opened the fourth with a put-back bucket.
Back-to-Back threes by the Comets got them back within one at 35-34. Aaron Verkaik drained two free throws to put K-Christian ahead 36-35, but Comstock’s Josh Allen hit a field goal for a 37-36 Colt lead midway through the fourth. Verkaik had the game’s eighth lead change with a basket, followed by Comstock tying the game at 38 after splitting two free throws with 1:15 remaining.
The Comets would drain the clock down, giving Cummings the inbound after a timeout with 10 seconds remaining. He drove straight to the hoop from center court and scored what would ultimately be the game-winner. Comstock was able to get a timeout in immediately after the score, giving them one last hope with 0.2 remaining. Jared Plane heaved it from the back-court to Ty Robinson, whose shot from the wing fell just short.
Cummings led all players with 15 points. Robinson topped the Colts with 11. Kalamazoo Christian’s win was their sixth consecutive against Comstock since starting their current series in the 2014-15 season.
The Colts fall to 4-3 overall and have a big conference clash ahead Friday at Parchment. The Comets improve to 7-2 and head to Grand Rapids Friday to face Covenant Christian, the team that knocked them out in the state quarterfinal two seasons ago.
Kalamazoo Christian Scoring: Sean Cummings 15, Aaron Verkaik 9, Carson de Jong 4, Aaron de Jong 4, Elliot Lemmer 3, Alec Corwin 3, Kyle Hoogenboom 2
Comstock Scoring: Ty Robinson 11, Adrian White 7, Jared Plane 6, Josh Allan 5, Vernard Whitehead 5, Dominique Hines 4
Video by Jeff Ryder