Top HeadlinesSunday, December 01, 2013 Box Score
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin men’s basketball faced off against the Saints of Aquinas College in the fourth and final contest of the Grand Rapids Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday evening. The Knights were looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the year, an 85-66 loss against the Golden Eagles of Cornerstone on Friday night. Calvin did just that, defeating Aquinas 77-55 to improve to 5-1 on the year. Junior guard Jordan Brink led the Knights offensively with 18 points, while senior Mickey DeVries added 15 points and seven rebounds. Senior Tyler Kruis had 12 points. Brink was named to the all-tournament team for the second straight year.
Men’s Basketball Suffers First Loss of Season in 85-66 Defeat to Cornerstone in Hall of Fame TourneySaturday, November 30, 2013 Box Score
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin men’s basketball returned to work on Friday evening after a short Thanksgiving break, hosting the Grand Rapids Hall of Fame Classic at Van Noord Arena this weekend. The Knights faced off against the Golden Eagles of Cornerstone University, playing in the second matchup of the evening as Hope College took a come-from-behind win from Aquinas College, 69-67, in the tournament opener. Friday night’s game was the 24th meeting between the Knights and Golden Eagles, with Calvin holding a 16-7 series advantage. Cornerstone added a win to its end of the series by the time the clock read all zeroes, handing Calvin its first loss of the season 85-66. Sophomore B.J. Van Loo led the Knights with 16 points and seven rebounds while junior Jordan Brink had 14 points. Calvin is back in action on Saturday, facing Aquinas at 8 p.m. with Hope facing Cornerstone in the 6 p.m. contest.Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Box Score
MANCHESTER, IN - The 11th-ranked Calvin men’s basketball team rolled to a 78-50 victory at Manchester University Tuesday night to improve to 4-0 on the young season. After trailing 20-18 early, Calvin put on a 21-8 scoring run to grab a 39-28 halftime advantage. Calvin then held Manchester to 22 second half points while continuing to shoot at a 50 percent clip to put the game away. Junior guard Jordan Brink (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) led Calvin with 17 points including four three-pointers. Brink connected on three consecutive triples midway through the second half that allowed the Knights to build a 17-point lead. Brink was part of a solid back-court combo as sophomore guard Jordan Daley (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had 12 points, six rebounds and three assists. Inside, Calvin featured the combo of senior Tyler Kruis (Grand Rapids/Calvin Christian HS) and junior Tyler Dykstra (Holland/Holland Christian HS) as Kruis had 11 points and two blocks while Dykstra had 13 points and four boards. Senior Mickey DeVries (Lansing/Lansing Christian HS) was also stellar with eight points and eight rebounds. Calvin will now prepare to host the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Tournament Friday and Saturday at Van Noord Arena. Friday games will see Hope facing Aquinas at 6 p.m. and Calvin facing Cornerstone at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Hope will meet Cornerstone at 6 p.m. and Calvin will face Aquinas at 8 p.m. Tickets for each day are $10.00 and will be available at the door each night.