Tuesday, December 29, 2009
PHOENIX, AZ—The Calvin men’s basketball team picked up its first victory over Ohio Northern since the 1991-92 season and stretched its win streak to three games in the process with a 70-67 overtime victory over the Polar Bears Tuesday afternoon at the Grand Canyon Cactus Jam.
Heading into Tuesday’s game, Ohio Northern had won the last three meetings against Calvin, winning in 1993, 2001 and 2003 with the victories in 1993 and 2001 coming in NCAA III Tournament play. Calvin’s last victory over Ohio Northern had been a 65-50 decision on Thanksgiving weekend of Calvin’s 1991-92 national championship season.
Monday, December 28, 2009
PHOENIX, AZ—The Calvin men’s basketball team has put together back-to-back victories for the first time this season. The Knights did so in thrilling fashion with a 79-78 victory over Lewis and Clark College (OR) Monday night on the first day of competition at the Grand Canyon Cactus Jam. Monday’s game was the first for Calvin since an 86-59 victory over Trinity Christian College (IL) on December 18.
Calvin (4-5) led by as many as nine points in the first half but trailed 44-43 at halftime.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Calvin gained a much-needed boost of momentum with an 86-59 victory over visiting Trinity Christian College Friday night at Van Noord Arena. The victory snapped a two-game losing skid and boosted Calvin’s season record to 3-5 heading into a 10-day break before the Knights face Lewis and Clark (OR) in a tournament in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 28.
Calvin used a 10-2 run late in the first half to build a 32-23 lead before settling on a 38-32 halftime advantage.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
A strong second half comeback was not enough to lift Calvin to victory Thursday night at Van Noord Arena as the Knights were defeated by the Saints of Aquinas 70-67.
Calvin (2-5) trailed 31-29 at halftime as Aquinas (7-3) shot 53.8 percent in the first half. Aquinas upped its lead to 61-52 with nine minutes remaining in the second half but the Knights answered back with a 14-3 run to take a 66-64 lead. The run was fueled by three-pointers by John Mantel and Bryan Powell and a three-point play by Tom Snikkers.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
HOLLAND- A mere 17 hours after leaving the court on Friday the Knights returned to Holland to take on the sixth ranked Thunder from Wheaton. Despite a very evenly matched game, Calvin (2-4) came up short against Wheaton (5-1) falling by a score of 74-69.
Both teams began the first 10 minutes with a field goal percentage just above the 25 degree temperature outside. After both teams warmed up heading into halftime but the Knights found themselves trailing 33-30 at half.
Friday, December 04, 2009
(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Brad Draayer)
HOLLAND- Following a disappointing 79-76 home loss to Hope last weekend, the Knights traveled to Holland to play in Hopeís Devos Fieldhouse on the first day of the MIAA/CCIW challenge. Devos Fieldhouse has treated the Knights well in the past and Friday was no exception as the Knights defeated 17th ranked Carthage 72-69. The Knights picked up the victory improving their record to 9-4 overall and 6-0 against neutral site opponents at DeVos Fieldhouse.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Tickets for the Jan. 6 Calvin-Hope men’s basketball game at the Van Noord Arena will go on-sale to the public on Monday, Dec. 7th beginning at 9 a.m. at the Calvin Box Office, located on the third floor of the Spoelhof Center (not to be confused with the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex). Walk up and phone orders will be accepted at that time. The Calvin Box Office phone # is 616-526-6282. On Dec. 14th tickets will be available on-line at the Box Office website. All seats are reserved and all tickets are $8.
The Calvin Box Office located this year on the third floor of the Spoelhof Center. Tickets can also be ordered by phone beginning Monday, Dec. 7th at 616-526-6282.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS Ė Like many meetings before it, the 173rd meeting between Calvin and Hope in menís basketball went down to the wire. Surviving a frantic Calvin comeback effort, Hope pulled out a 79-76 victory over the host Knights to claim the consolation game of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic Saturday evening at the Van Noord Arena.
During the first half, it appeared that Hope (2-1) would run away with the win as the Flying Dutchmen led by as many as 18 points before Calvin (1-3) was able to whittle the Hope lead down to 45-34 at halftime.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The first meeting of the Calvin-Hope men’s basketball rivalry will come early this year. Unfortunately for both teams, it will come in the consolation game of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Both teams suffered defeats to Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference opponents on Friday in first round play with Aquinas defeating Hope 71-59 and Cornerstone defeating Calvin 77-65.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Grand Rapids Hall of Fame Men’s Basketball Tournament - Calvin’s Van Noord Arena
November 27 and 28
6pm and 8pm each evening
Tickets on sale now at Calvin Box Office and online @ Calvin Box Office
Tickets are General Admission $8 and $10
Hope vs Aquinas - 6:00 p.m.
Calvin vs Cornerstone - 8:00 p.m. 6:00 & 8:00 pm Saturday, Nov 28 Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Tournament (at Calvin)
Consolation at 6:00 p.m.
Championship at 8:00 p.m. 6:00 & 8:00 pm