Alma, Mich. - The Alma College STUNT team finished with a 2-1 record at the Alma College Open Tournament, hosted Saturday (Feb. 11) at Art Smith Arena. The Scots welcomed teams from Davenport University, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Olivet College for the six-game event.
STUNT is the fastest growing female sport in the country, according to USA Cheer, and takes the athletic skills of cheerleading - partner stunts, jumps, tumbling and pyramids - and creates a full, hour-long format that challenges teams in head-to-head competition.
Alma opened the day with a 12-0 shutout of Michigan in a shortened modified game before taking on the defending national champions from Davenport in the event's feature match.
The game between the Scots and Panthers was tied at 6-6 after two quarters, with each team winning two routines and tying in two routines in each stanza. Davenport pulled ahead in the third frame, winning three of the four routines to lead by a 10-7 margin. In the final quarter, the Scots outscored the Panthers, 6-5, taking two points in each routine, but could not overcome the gap.
Alma finished the day against Michigan State, posting a 21-5 victory over the Spartans for its first perfect score of the season.
The Scots will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 18, playing in a STUNT tournament at Olivet College, before returning to Art Smith Arena on Sunday, Feb. 19, to host its own STUNT Tournament.
Alma 12, Michigan 0 (modified game)
Davenport 21, Michigan State 3
Michigan State 10, Michigan 4 (modified game)
Davenport 15, Alma 13
Michigan 10, Olivet 0 (modified game)
Alma 21, Michigan State 5