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Men’s Basketball Pulls Away for 90-79 Win at Trinity Christian To Even Season Record at 4-4

Saturday, December 11, 2010

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PALOS HEIGHTS, IL - The Calvin men’s basketball team picked up a 90-79 victory at Trinity Christian College Saturday night. Calvin (4-4) led by 12 points in the first half but Trinity Christian (7-7) rallied to tie the game 35-35 at halftime. In the second half, Calvin used a 9-0 run inside the final three minutes to pull away for the win. Senior Danny Rodts cashed in on two three-point shots in the late surge while junior Brian Haverdink also connected on a triple in the run. Rodts finished the game with 20 points on the strength of five three-point field goals. Six Calvin players notched double digits in scoring as Bryan Powell had 13, Tom Snikkers 12, Matt DeBoer 11 and Brent Schuster and Brad Schyder 10 points apiece. Calvin was 11 of 24 from three-point range and shot 50.8 percent overall.

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Big Week Ahead for Calvin Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

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A big week of action is on tap for the Calvin men’s and women’s basketball teams this week. On Wednesday, the Calvin women’s basketball team will host unbeaten and fifth-ranked Carthage College (6-0) at 7 p.m. at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. On Saturday, the Knights will journey to Kalamazoo for a 3 p.m. conference game. On the men’s side, Calvin is preparing to travel to Palos Heights, Illinois, on Saturday for a 6 p.m. (EST) matchup against Trinity Christian College. The varsity game will be preceded by a 4 p.m. (EST) contest between the Calvin and Trinity Christian College junior varsity teams.In last Saturday’s 88-80 loss to nationally-ranked Carthage College, Calvin sophomore Tom Snikkers (Jenison/Unity Christian HS) scored a career-high 33 points. To see a list of Calvin’s all-time 30-point scorers, visit the Calvin website at: All-Time List of 30 Point Scorers

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Calvin Comeback Effort Denied in 88-80 Loss to Carthage at MIAA/CCIW Challenge

Saturday, December 04, 2010

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KENOSHA, WI - A career-high 33 points by sophomore forward Tom Snikkers were not enough to lift the Calvin men’s basketball team to victory as the Knights were defeated by nationally-ranked Carthage 88-80 on the second day of competition at the MIAA/CCIW Challenge. Snikkers also grabbed 12 rebounds to go with his 33 points to post his first collegiate double-double. Senior Danny Rodts also had 17 points for the Knights while Schnyders chipped in with eight points off the bench.

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Wheaton in Opener of MIAA/CCIW Challenge

Friday, December 03, 2010

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KENOSHA, WI - A five-minute stretch to open the second half proved to be the undoing for the Calvin men’s basketball team Friday night at the MIAA/CCIW Challenge as the Knights suffered an 86-64 defeat to the Wheaton College Thunder. Calvin was led in defeat by senior Brad Schnyders (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) who tossed in 13 points off the bench while sophomore Tom Snikkers (Jenison/Unity Christian HS) had 11 points. Calvin returns to action on Saturday when it faces Carthage - the host of the four-team MIAA/CCIW Challenge - at 4 p.m. (EST).

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It’s a Shilts Family Affair at Calvin JV/KVCC Men’s Basketball Game

Thursday, December 02, 2010

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Kalamazoo Gazette Story on Shilts Family

KALAMAZOO - With her husband coaching to her left and her son coaching to her right, Carol Shilts figured she was a in a win-win situation Wednesday night. “I figured no matter what the final outcome, a Shilts would win,” she said with a laugh at the conclusion of Wednesday’s meeting between the Calvin men’s junior varsity basketball team and the Kalamazoo Valley Community College squad. She was right.In a special meeting between father-and-son, Kalamazoo Valley Community College prevailed over the Calvin men’s junior varsity basketball team 68-50. The host Cougars were led by longtime coach Dick Shilts who went head-to-head for the first time against his son Ricky Shilts who is in his first year as the Calvin men’s junior varsity coach.

Kalamazoo Gazette Story on Shilts Family

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Snikkers is Sweet as Knights Capture First Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Title Since 2000

Sunday, November 28, 2010

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Calvin’s 10-year drought is over. On Saturday night, Calvin captured its first Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic title since 2000, defeating East Beltline rival Cornerstone 81-76 in the championship game at the Aquinas College Sturrus Sports and Center. The tournament crown is Calvin’s third overall. The Knights (3-2) previously won in 1999 and 2000. Sophomore Tom Snikkers scored 20 points in the win and was named the recipient of the Ray McCahill Tournament Most Valuable Player Award. He was joined on the all-tournament team by senior teammate Brent Schuster who scored 14 points in the win over Cornerstone including a clutch triple down the stretch and two clinching free throws in the final seconds.

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Men’s Basketball Downs Aquinas 61-44 in First Round of Hall of Fame Classic

Saturday, November 27, 2010

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Calvin opened play at the 15th annual Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic with a 61-44 victory over host Aquinas and snapped a five-game losing streak against the Saints in the process. The Knights will face Cornerstone in Saturday’s championship game at 8 p.m. at the Aquinas College Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center. Calvin was led in scoring by senior Brad Schyders (Unity Christian HS) and sophomore Tom Snikkers (Unity christian HS) with 11 points apiece while freshman Jordan Brink (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) had 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Senior Brent Schuster (Denver, CO/Denver Christian HS) and sophomore Bryan Powell (Wyoming Park HS) added eight poitns apiece with Schuster blocking a pair of shots. Freshman Tyler Kruis (Calvin Christian HS) also hauled down a career-high eight rebounds in the win.

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Men’s Basketball Defeats Ohio Wesleyan 87-60 in Consolation Game of Calvin Tipoff Tournament

Sunday, November 21, 2010

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Calvin bounced back from a disappointing loss the night before to Grace Bible College with an 87-60 victory over Ohio Wesleyan University in the consolation game of its own Calvin Tipoff Tournament.
Calvin (1-2) shot 57.7 percent from the field in the first half en route to taking a 45-30 halftime lead. The Knights continued to roll in the second half, outscoring the Battling Bishops 42-30 to cruise to the double-digit win. Saturday’s contest was the first meeting between Calvin and Ohio Wesleyan since the 1991-92 season with Calvin know holding a 3-1 series lead.

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Men’s Basketball Drops Contest to Grace Bible in Closing Seconds at Calvin Tip-Off Tournament

Saturday, November 20, 2010

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot

In their home-opener at the Van Noord Arena, the Knights fell to the Grace Bible College Tigers 64-63 in heartbreaking fashion. Ryan Krombeenís got position in the paint, rolled a game-winning shot around the rim, and gave the Tigers a late lead with under ten seconds remaining.  Calvin quickly inbounded the ball to junior Brad Schnyders, who charged down the sideline but was unable to get a shot off. 
The basket came after the Knights surrendered a nine point lead with just under five minutes remaining.

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One Stop Shopping Guide for Live Stats, Live Video and Live Audio for Busy Calvin Weekend

Friday, November 19, 2010

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Click on the headline above to find a list of links to live stats, live audio and live video coverage of a busy weekend of Calvin College sports.Live video coverage will include men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s basketball with audio coverage also included for men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s basketball. Live Stats scoreboards will be included for men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and men’s soccer.

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