Thursday, June 30, 2011
By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
His commitment to basketball didn’t allow Brent Schuster the opportunity to travel abroad during his four years at Calvin. All of that changed just weeks after graduation, when basketball gave him that exact opportunity. Along with eight of the top players in Division II and III and their coach Brett Nichols, of Oberlin College, Schuster, the Knights’ standout center, spent 10 days touring Europe and competing against club teams. The trip, put on through an organization called USA Athletes International took him through Austria, Slovenia, and Italy, and massed a total of four games, in which his team finished 3-1.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The latest edition of Calvin Sports Report Live features a recap of the 2010-11 Calvin men’s basketball season. In the episode, host Luke Berlin interviews head coach Kevin Vande Streek and looks back on the recently completed year.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Calvin College sophomore Tom Snikkers has been named to the d3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region third team. A native of Jenison and a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School, Snikkers is receiving all-region honors for the first time in his collegiate career. Snikkers led Calvin in scoring and rebounding this year, averaging 15.6 points and 6.7 rebounds a game while connecting on 47.9 percent of his field goal attempts and 77.9 percent of his free throw attempts. He notched double-digits in scoring in 25 of Calvin’s 28 games this year and four double-doubles along the way including a 33-point, 12-rebound effort against Carthage College on December 4.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
For the first time in his career, Calvin College sophomore forward Tom Snikkers has been named to the All-MIAA first team in men’s basketball. A native of Jenison and a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School, Snikkers holds a unique distinction this year as his older sister Carrie Snikkers has been named to the All-MIAA first team in women’s basketball as a member of the Hope College women’s basketball team. The brother/sister combo is the first in MIAA history to receive All-MIAA first team honors in men’s/women’s basketball. In addition, Calvin senior Danny Rodts has been named to the All-MIAA second team. A native of Niles and a graduate of Niles High School, Rodts averaged 12.1 points and 5.6 rebounds a game. Rodts is receiving All-MIAA second team honors for the first time. Under the direction of head coach Kevin Vande Streek, the Calvin men’s basketball team finished 16-12 overall and in second place in the final MIAA regular season standings with a 9-5 conference mark.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
HOLLAND - The Calvin men’s basketball team saw its season come to an end Saturday night as the Knights suffered a 72-67 defeat to rival Hope in the MIAA Tournament Championship game at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse. Calvin trailed 36-29 at halftime and later fell behind by 16 points in the second half. Calvin (16-12) mounted a late rally, closing to within three at 68-65 in the final minute of play but Hope converted two free throws and then a layup in the closing seconds to seal the win. Sophomore Tom Snikkers was Calvin’s lone player in double-digits in scoring with 20 points. Calvin shot 40.0 percent from the field but just 15.8 percent (3 of 19) from three-point range. Concluding their Calvin careers were Calvin seniors Danny Rodts, Trent Salo, Brent Schuster and Brad Schnyders. In the contest, freshman Jordan Brink connected on a pair of free throws to finish the year 52-of-56 at the line for a new Calvin single-season record of 92.9 percent (minimum 50 free throw attempts). The old record had been 92.0 percent shared by Greg Broene (1973-74) and Matt Veltema (2009-10).
Friday, February 25, 2011
HOLLAND - The Calvin men’s basketball team defeated Albion 68-53 in the semifinals of the MIAA Tournament Friday night at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse. Calvin will face rival Hope Saturday night in the MIAA Tournament Championship game at 7:30 p.m. Calvin led 25-20 at halftime but broke loose in the second half by connecting on its first six three-point attempts in the second half. Senior Trent Salo was the catalyst for the Calvin second half surge with three second half trifectas. Senior Brad Schnyders led Calvin in scoring with 15 points including 11 in the first half. Brent Schuster had 11 points and Salo 10. Saturday’s MIAA Tournament title game will mark the 179th meeting between Calvin and Hope in a series that Hope leads 91-87. It will also mark the third consecutive year that the two rivals will meet in the MIAA Tournament final. The winner will receive an automatic bid to next week’s NCAA III Tournament.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
Calvin advanced to the semifinal round of the MIAA tournament play with a 72-65 victory over Trine on Wednesday night. Calvin trailed 31-20 but scored the final 16 points of the first half to take a 36-31 halftime lead. Trine crept to within a point in the second half but the Knights never gave up the lead, sinking several clutch free throws down the stretch to seal the win. Sophomore Tom Snikkers led the Knights with 18 points. Senior Danny Rodts added 13 points and led the Knights 9 rebounds. Freshman Jordan Brink chipped in 15 points and junior Brian Haverdink notched nine points off the bench.Scott Rogers led Trine with 17 points. Calvin will face Albion at 6 pm in Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse in an semifinal game Friday night. Hope will face Adrian in the second semifinal game at 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
ALBION - The Calvin men’s basketball team used a strong final surge to defeat Alboion 51-45 Saturday afternoon at Kresge Gymnasium. With the win, Calvin (14-11 overall) finishes in sole possession of second place in the final MIAA regular season standings at 9-5 in league play. Calvin also gains the second seed for the MIAA Tournament next week and will host Trine in a first round game next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Trailing 45-44 with just under five minutes left to play on Saturday, Calvin scored the final seven points sparked by a three-pointer by senior Brent Schuster that put the Knights ahead to stay. Seniors Trent Salo and Danny Rodts followed with clutch free throws down the stretch to seal the win. Sophomore Tom Snikkers finished the game with 16 points while Schuster had 10.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
ANGOLA, IN - The Calvin men’s basketball team clinched homecourt advantage for the first round of the MIAA Tournament with a 71-67 victory at Trine University Wednesday night. With the win, Calvin improves to 13-11 overall and 8-5 in the MIAA. The Knights are assured of at least the the number-three seed for next week’s MIAA Tournament and can gain the number-two seed with a win at Albion on Saturday. Albion is tied with Calvin for second place in the MIAA standings at 8-5 as the Britons defeated Hope 78-76 in overtime Wednesday night. The winner of Saturday’s Calvin-Albion contest will finish in sole possession of second place in the MIAA regular season standings while the loser will finish in third place - perhaps in a tie with Olivet - but will hold the third seed for the MIAA Tournament because of tiebreaker advantages over the Comets.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
(Photo by Sandy Palmatter)
Calvin’s four seniors stepped up in their final regular season home game Saturday afternoon as the quartet combined for 62 of Calvin’s points in a 116-65 win over Alma Saturday afternoon. Senior Brent Schuster scored a career-high 21 points while senior Brad Schnyders had a career-high 16 points. Senior Trent Salo had 13 points while senior Danny Rodts contributed 12 points. Freshman Jordan Brink also had 16 points and eight rebounds. As a team, Calvin was 16 of 24 from three-point range as the Knights were just two triples shy of matching the Calvin single-game record for three-pointers in a game. Freshman Tyler Kruis added eight points and eight rebounds while sophomore Bryan Powell had eight points. With the win, Calvin remains in second place in the MIAA standings, one game ahead of Adrian and Olivet.« First < 15 16 17 18 19 > Last »