Wednesday, January 20, 2010
KALAMAZOO—The Calvin men’s basketball team is in sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings. The Knights (10-6 overall, 5-0 MIAA) gained sole possession of the top spot in the league with an 80-67 victory over Kalamazoo Wednesday night at the Anderson Athletic Center, lifting the Knights one game ahead of Albion (4-1 MIAA) which dropped a 62-55 decision to Hope (4-2 MIAA) Wednesday.
The Knights have now won five straight games including eight of their last nine.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
Calvin continued its hot streak in 2010 conference play Saturday afternoon with a 68-61 victory against the Adrian Bulldogs at Van Noord Arena.
The Knights led by as many as 21 points early on in the second half but a 14-0 Adrian run sparked a furious comeback that had the Bulldogs within six with only minutes to play. This would prove to be too little too late though for Adrian as the Knights closed the game out and won their fourth MIAA game this season to remain undefeated in conference play. Calvin continues to hold a share of first place with Albion in the league standings as the Britons also improved to 4-0 in league play with an 81-53 win at Alma Saturday.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
ANGOLA, IN - Calvin stretched its win streak to three games and retained a share of first place in the MIAA standings with an 81-66 victory over Trine Wednesday night at Trineís Hershey Hall.
Calvin remains tied with Albion at 3-0 in the MIAA standings. Albion handed Kalamazoo its first conference defeat of the year on Wednesday, defeating the Hornets 64-55, leaving the Knights and Britons alone in first place.
Calvin (8-6 overall, 3-0 MIAA) used a blistering first half offensive shooting performance to roll out to a 52-33 halftime lead. Calvin shot 56.3 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes including 6 of 13 (.462) from three-point range.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
John Mantel, a senior from Chelsea (Chelsea HS) has been named the MIAA Player of the Week in men’s basketball. Mantel shares the award this week with Kalamazoo’s Joe Prepolec.
Mantel put together back-to-back double-doubles as the Knights opened MIAA play with a pair of home victories. He scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in an 84-75 win over Hope, then followed with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-61 win over Olivet.
Saturday, January 09, 2010
(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)
Looking to build off of a big win vs. rival Hope earlier this week, Calvin took on Olivet Saturday at VanNoord Arena January 10th. Calvin(7-6, 2-0MIAA) defeated Olivet(5-8, 0-2MIAA) 65-61. The victory lifts Calvin over the .500 mark for the first time this year and keeps the Knights in a share of first place in the MIAA standings.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
The Calvin College men’s basketball team remains unbeaten in MIAA openers under head coach Kevin Vande Streek. The Knights are now 14-0 in MIAA openers under Vande Streek thanks to an 84-75 victory over rival Hope College Wednesday night in front of 4,468 fans at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.
Wednesday’s game marked the first time Calvin and Hope had met in men’s basketball in an MIAA opener since 1988. It also marked the 174th meeting between the two storied rivals in a series that Hope still leads 88-86.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
The 174th meeting between Calvin and Hope in menís basketball will take place on Wednesday, January 6, when the two rivals face each other inside Calvinís Van Noord Arena at 7:30 p.m.
Hope currently holds a slim 88-85 series lead in a series that began during the 1920-21 season. Just 101 points separate the teams over 173 games, a difference of only 0.583 points per game!
This will also feature the second meeting of the year between the two teams as Hope edged Calvin 79-76 in the consolation game of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Tournament Thanksgiving weekend.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Calvin is partnering with Stretch Internet and will be streaming live video directly to its Web site from the Van Noord Arena in 2010.
The first video stream to be sent to the Calvin Web site will be the January 6, 2010, Calvin-Hope menís basketball varsity game. Calvin will stream the video and audio feed of the WGVU television broadcast for that game. Future home games in both men’s and women’s basketball as well as women’s volleyball will be a single-camera shot with house audio accompanying the video feed.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
PHOENIX, AZ—Calvin’s three-game win streak came to an end on Wednesday afternoon as the Knights were defeated by Loras (IA) 78-61 on the third and final day of competition at the Grand Canyon Cactus Jam.
A rough first half effort proved to be Calvin’s undoing as the Knights (5-6) trailed 46-21 at halftime. Calvin connected on only five first half field goals while allowing Loras (6-6) to shoot 17 of 29 (.586) from the floor in the opening 20 minutes.
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.« First < 21 22 23 24 25 > Last »