OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- William Penn University defeated the Bellevue University men's basketball team 90-88 Monday night in nonconference action at the Penn Gymnasium.
With the win, William Penn won its second-straight game and improved to 2-4 while Bellevue dropped to 4-2.
Given Kalipinde finished with nine points, nine rebounds and three assists.
The Statesmen scored 10 of the first 12 points before the Bruins went on a 20-4 run to take a 22-14 lead. Trailing 28-22, WPU closed the first half on a 26-13 spurt to take a 48-41 lead at halftime. The Bruins were plagued by 12 turnovers in the opening stanza.
BU erased its seven-point halftime deficit on a 16-8 run to open the second half to take a one-point lead, 57-56. The contest would remain tight the remaining of the period as neither team led by more than five points.
Trailing by three (68-65), WPU scored eight of the next 11 points to take a 73-71 lead. The Bruins answered back with a 3-pointer and layup by Ames to take a 76-73 advantage.
The two teams would exchange points over the next two minutes. After two made free throws by Young, the Bruins would take their final lead of the game, 85-84, with 39 seconds remaining.
A three-point play by WPU's Kelly Madison and a free throw by Marc Wilson gave the Statesmen an 88-85 edge with just 13 seconds remaining in the game.
Kalipinde missed a three and WPU made a pair of free throws to make the score 90-85. Young drained a 3-pointer with just under one second remaining to pull the Bruins within two.
The Statesmen were unable to inbound the ball and were called for a five-second violation to give the Bruins one last chance with .07 on the clock, but Kalipinde's baseline jumper rimmed out at the buzzer to give WPU the two-point win, 90-88.
Madison led the Statesmen with 36 points and six rebounds off the bench.
The Bruins will host the Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Classic on Nov. 29-30 at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center.
BU: Young, 23; Dotson, 14; Hammock, 12; Ames, 11; Kalipinde, 9; Droll, 6; Sanders, 6; Worthen-Harris, 5; Chonis, 2.
WPU: Madison, 36; Fay, 14; Walker, 13; Wilson, 13; Alexander, 5; McGee, 4; Stahle, 3; Groom, 2.