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Men’s Basketball Moves Into Tie for Second Place in MIAA Standings With 74-68 Win Over Trine

Saturday, January 22, 2011

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot

Calvin improved its conference record to 4-2 with a 74-68 victory over Trine on Saturday. Calvin is now tied for second place in the MIAA standings with Albion and Adrian. The win marked the first time Calvin has put back-to-back conference victories together this year. Senior Danny Rodts led the Knights with 19 points. Calvin was led in scoring by Rodts with 19 points while freshman Jordan Brink had 12 and sophomore Tom Snikkers 10. Ian Jackson led Trine with 22 points.

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Men’s Basketball Gets Back on Winning Track With 73-64 Win at Alma

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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ALMA - Calvin got back on the winning track with a 73-64 road win at Alma College Wednesday night, allowing the Knights to even their season record at 8-8 and improve to 3-2 in league play. The Knights are now locked in a three-way tie for third place in the MIAA standings with Adrian and Kalamazoo, one game behind MIAA co-leaders Albion and Hope who are both 4-1. Sophomore Tom Snikkers led the Knights with 19 points and nine rebounds while senior Danny Rodts (Niles/Niles HS) had 15 points and senior Brad Schnyders (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) 13 points off the bench. Calvin will host Trine University on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Calvin ‘s Van Noord Arena.

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Men’s Basketball Falls Out of First Place in MIAA Standings With 69-59 Loss at Adrian

Saturday, January 15, 2011

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ADRIAN - Calvin was unable to make a double-digit second half lead hold up as the Knights suffered a 69-59 defeat at Adrian Saturday night. The loss drops Calvin out of a tie for first place in the MIAA standings as the Knights (7-8 overall) are now 2-2 in league play, one game behind 3-1 Adrian, Albion, Hope and Kalamazoo. Calvin was led in defeat by senior Brent Schuster (Denver, CO/Denver Christian HS) who tallied 12 points while sophomore Tom Snikkers (Jenison/Unity Christian HS) and senior Brad Schynders (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) had 10 points apiece. Calvin will now prepare for a road game at Alma next Wednesday in a game scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Men’s Basketball Holds Off Olivet 78-74 at Van Noord Arena

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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The Calvin men’s basketball team held off a determined Olivet squad Wednesday night at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena, winning by a 78-74 score. Calvin led 40-33 at halftime and kept the lead throughout the second half. Olivet closed to within two points with three seconds remaining but freshman Jordan Brink swished two free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining to seal the win. Calvin was led by sophomore Tom Snikkers with 17 points while Danny Rodts had 14 points, Bryan Powell 11 points and Brent Schuster 10 points. Olivet was led by Michael McClary and Nathan Jennings with 22 points apiece.

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Men’s Basketball Defeated by Kalamazoo 73-68 at Van Noord Arena

Saturday, January 08, 2011

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot

.In their conference home opener, the Knights dropped a 73-68 decision to the Kalamazoo Hornets. A 16-0 run to end the first half allowed Kalamazoo to take a 39-29 halftime lead. Calvin came back to tie the game in the second half but never was able to take the lead. Calvin shot just 32.8 percent from the field including just 15.8 percent (3 of 19) from three-point range. Tom Snikkers led Calvin in defeat with 18 points and 13 rebounds while Ryan Clark had 32 points to lead Kalamazoo.

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Calvin Men’s Basketball Defeats Hope 95-81 in 177th Edition of The Rivalry

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

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The 177th edition of the Calvin/Hope men’s basketball rivalry will go down in the history books as a 95-81 Calvin victory. Calvin claimed its first win at Hope since 2009 with an impressive offensive performance Wednesday night as the Maroon and Gold connected on 53 percent of its field goal attempts including 68 percent (11 of 16) of its three-point attempts. Senior Danny Rodts led the way with a career-high 30 points while senior teammate Brent Schuster had a double-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots. The contest also marked the MIAA opener for both teams. Calvin is now 15-0 in MIAA openers under current head coach Kevin Vande Streek. The victory also marked the first time Calvin has scored 90 points or more against Hope since 2001. In addition, it marked Calvin’s first double-digit win at Hope since 1994.

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Men’s Basketball Team Claims 75-57 Win Over DePauw in Consolation Game of Elmhurst Bluejay Classic

Thursday, December 30, 2010

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ELMHURST, IL - The Calvin men’s basketball team picked up a much-needed 75-57 victory over DePauw University Thursday night in the consolation game of the Elmhurst Bluejay Classic. The victory was also Calvin’s first over the Tigers and came 20 years after the only prior meeting between the two teams - an 82-79 DePauw victory over Calvin in the 1990 NCAA III Final Four. Senior Brad Schnyders finished the game with 11 points and was named to the all-tournament team. He was one of five Calvin players to notch double-digits in scoring as sophomore Bryan Powell, Snikkers and senior Danny Rodts had 14 points apiece with Rodts notching a double-double as he was credited with 10 rebounds. Freshman Jordan Brink had 13 points including a 3-for-4 showing from three-point range.

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Benedictine 82-79 in First Round of Elmhurst Bluejay Classic

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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ELMHURST, IL - The Calvin men’s basketball team dropped a first round game of the Elmhurst Bluejay Classic Wednesday night, falling to Benedictine (IL) 82-79. Calvin will play in the consolation game Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. against DePauw. Calvin (4-6) trailed 41-39 at halftime before taking a brief 45-53 second half lead. Benedictine (6-4) regained the lead at 48-45 moments later however and never trailed again. Benedictine led by nine at 58-49 before Calvin rallied down the stretch. Calvin had a chance to tie but a three-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark. Calvin was led in defeat by senior Brent Schuster with 18 points while senior Brad Schnyders had 16 points and sophomore Tom Snikkers and freshman Jordan Brink 12 points apiece. Benedictine was led by Cameron Snelling and Nate Green who collected 22 points apiece. Thursday’s consolation game will feature just the second meeting between Calvin and DePauw including the first since the two teams met in the 1990 NCAA III Final four.

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Men’s Basketball Falls 78-76 To Aquinas as Last-Second Three-Pointer Just Off The Mark

Saturday, December 18, 2010

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The Calvin men’s basketball team fell just short of a season sweep over crosstown rival Aquinas, falling to the Saints 78-76 Saturday afternoon at Van Noord Arena. Earlier this season, Calvin defeated Aquinas 61-44 but on Saturday, the Saints (7-8) turned the tables by connecting on 10 three-point shots. Calvin had a chance to win at the buzzer but an off-balance three-pointer by sophomore Tom Snikkers bounced off the rim after Snikkers pushed the ball up the court with only 4.2 seconds left to do so. Sophomore Matt DeBoer scored a career-high 17 points off the bench for the Knights while Snikkers had 15 points and seven boards. Senior Brad Schnyders also had 14 points off the bench while sophomore Bryan Powell had 12 points and five assists. Calvin (4-5) will face Benedictine (IL) on December 29 at 6:30 p.m. (EST) in a first round game of the Elmhurst Bluejay Classic.

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Calvin Coaching Corner - Installment #1

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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The first installment of the Calvin (men’s and women’s basketball) Coaching Corner audio program is now available. The Calvin sports information office caught up with John Ross, head coach of the Calvin women’s basketball team and Kevin Vande Streek, head coach of the Calvin men’s basketball team for the first installment this year. The Calvin women’s basketball team is off to a 7-2 start overall and 3-0 in conference play. The Knights will host Albion on Saturday at 1 p.m. Meanwhile, the Calvin men’s basketball team is off to a 4-4 start overall and will host Aquinas on Saturday at 3 p.m. Also, be sure to check back throughout the season for more installments of the Calvin Coaching Corner.

Kevin Vande Streek Calvin Coaching Corner Installment #1

John Ross Calvin Coaching Corner Installment #1

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