Monday, January 06, 2014
The Calvin at Alma men’s basketball game has been postponed one day due to wintry weather conditions. The game was originally scheduled for 8 p.m. on Wednesday night but has since been moved to Thursday (January 9) with an 8 p.m. tip. As of Monday afternoon, the Calvin women’s non-conference game at Rochester College is still slated to be played on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Calvin/Alma men’s basketball game will serve as the league opener for both teams.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
CLAREMONT, CA - Calvin’s two-game trip to Southern California concluded with a 66-50 loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Monday night. Calvin (8-3) struggled to find an offensive rhythm throughout the game, shooting just 33 percent from the field. The two teams battled through a low-scoring first half but the host Staggs (6-4) used an 8-0 run to build a 26-18 halftime lead. Calvin closed to within four at 28-24 early in the second half but the Staggs then went on an 11-2 run fueled by a trio of three-point shots by Jack Grodahl. The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps lead later ballooned to 20 points at 53-33 before Calvin mounted a late rally, whittling the deficit down to 10 at 55-45 with 4:17 remaining. The Staggs responded with seven unanswered points including another three-pointer by Grodahl to put the game away. Senior Mickey DeVries (Lansing/Lansing Christian HS) led Calvin with 16 points while junior Jordan Brink (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) had 11 points and sophomore Austin Parks (Niles/Niles HS) nine. Grodahl had 18 points and eight rebounds while Tyler Gaffaney had 13 and Scott Lynds 11 for Mudd-Scripps. The Staggs shot 48 percent from the field overall and hit 9-of-24 (.380) from three-point range. Mudd-Scripps also held a 39-28 rebounding advantage. Monday’s game marked the third-ever meeting between the two teams in men’s basketball but the first meeting in California. Calvin still leads the all-time series 2-1. Calvin is back in action on January 8 when it travels to Alma for an 8 p.m. contest.
Monday, December 30, 2013
(Editor’s Note: The Calvin men’s basketball team is currently in Southern California where it recently defeated the University of Redlands 88-82 and will face Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on December 30 at 10 p.m. (EST). Jordan Brink, a junior on the Calvin team, is providing updates every-other day on the team trip. Click the headline above to read his journal entries. The photo with the story was taken on December 29 at the home of Daniel Stout in Escondido, California.
JORDAN’S JOURNAL PART 2 UPDATED DEC. 29
Last night we played University of Redlands and won 88-82. There was an amazing turnout by Calvin alumni and friends; we had a home court advantage 1,800 miles from Grand Rapids! Running out of our locker room to a gym packed full of Knights fans while in Southern California was a pretty special experience for all of us. After the game we had a reception at The River Christian Reformed Church in Redlands where we shared a meal with Calvin alums. Doug Jorritsma put on the event and has helped make our trip amazing, for that our team is extremely grateful. (Click the headline above to read more)
Saturday, December 28, 2013
REDLANDS, CA - In a matchup of defending conference champions, Calvin defeated the University of Redlands 88-82 Saturday afternoon inside the Redlands Currier Gymnasium. An NCAA III Tournament team a year ago and the defending champion of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Redlands had Calvin (8-2) on its heels throughout most of the first half with its frenetic offensive pace. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 28-18 lead but the Knights fought back with a 19-9 run to tie the game at 37. Calvin then grabbed a lead on three occasions late in the first half only to see Redlands sink a three-pointer to take a 45-44 halftime lead. Redlands (4-6) connected on 10-of-18 attempts from three-point range in the first half for a blistering 55.6 percent clip. Calvin was not far behind however, hitting 8-of-16 from beyond the arc including four triples by sophomore Austin Parks (Niles/Niles HS). In the second half, Parks continued his hot shooting with back-to-back three-pointers that capped off a 14-2 Calvin run that gave the Knights a 58-47 lead. Parks finished the game with a career-high 20 points off the bench as he was 6-of-10 from the floor including 6-of-9 from three-point range. Senior center Tyler Kruis (Grand Rapids/Calvin Christian HS) also pumped in 20 points including 13 in the second half. Brink connected for 16 points and snared a career-high eight rebounds. Senior Mickey DeVries (Lansing/Lansing Christian HS) added eight points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
(Editor’s Note: The Calvin men’s basketball team is currently in Southern California where it will face the University of Redlands on Saturday at 5 p.m. (EST) and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps next Monday at 10 p.m. (EST). Jordan Brink, a junior on the Calvin team, is providing updates every-other day on the team trip. Click the link above to read his latest journal entry. The photo with the story was taken on December 27 at Venice Beach).
JORDAN BRINK JOURNAL ENTRY - DEC. 27
We started the day with practice at Claremont Mudd-Scripps, a school made up of three different colleges. We actually play there on Monday night, but it is much closer to our hotel than the University of Redlands. Afterwards we had to stop at In-N-Out Burger because our Californian Dan Stout would not stop raving about it. The consensus on the team was that it lived up to the hype! (Click the above headline to read more)
Saturday, December 14, 2013
The Calvin men’s basketball rolled to a 106-56 victory over Finlandia University Saturday afternoon at Van Noord Arena. The Knights (7-2) went on a 28-8 run to open the game and never looked back. Calvin led 61-23 at halftime, establishing a new Calvin Van Noord Arena record for most points scored in a half, breaking the previous record of 60 set by Calvin in a 2012 win over Alma. Sophomore Austin Parks (Niles/Niles HS) had a career-high 14 points off the bench along with five assists while junior Jordan Brink (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) had 14 points as well. Senior Mickey DeVries (Lansing/Lansing Christian HS) had 13 points as he was 4-of-4 from the field and 5-of-5 at the free throw line. Freshman Brad Visser (Grand Rapids/Calvin Christian HS) added a career-high 12 points including a pair of acrobatic layups in the second half. Junior Tyler Dykstra (Holland/Holland Christian HS) chipped in with nine points. All 14 of Calvin’s players reached the scoring column. Calvin will now break until December 28 when it travels to California to take on the University of Redlands. Calvin will play a pair of games in California as the Knights will also face Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on December 30.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
ALBION, Mich. Ė David L. Neilson, the commissioner of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association since 2002, has announced he will retire from the position at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year. The announcement of Commissioner Neilsonís retirement came Tuesday from Dr. Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, president of Kalamazoo College and vice chairwoman of the MIAA Presidentsí Council. He is the eighth and third-longest serving commissioner in the MIAAís 126-year history. Commissioner Neilson and his wife, Karen, live in Royal Oak. They have four children and five grandchildren. The MIAA is the nationís oldest collegiate athletic conference, founded in 1888. The MIAA consists of nine private colleges from Michigan and northern Indiana. Member institutions are Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Calvin College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Olivet College, Saint Maryís College and Trine University.
Monday, December 09, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin center Tyler Kruis its Player of the Week in menís basketball for games played through December 8. Kruis, a senior from Grand Rapids (Grandville Calvin Christian HS), averaged 21.5 points and 6.5 rebounds during the MIAA/CCIW Challenge at Calvin over the weekend. He scored 26 points on 11-of-13 shooting from the field, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists in a 74-68 loss to Carthage, Wis. He then added 17 points and six rebounds as the Knights posted an impressive 78-51 victory over Wheaton, Ill. in a battle of nationally-ranked teams. Kruis, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time this season and second time in his career, shot 75 percent (18 of 24) from the field during the tournament.Calvin is back in action on December 14 when it hosts Finlandia University at 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin faced off against fellow top-25 ranked opponent Wheaton on Saturday afternoon on the second day of MIAA/CCIW Challenge. The Knights came in ranked ninth nationally while Wheaton came in ranked 13th. Playing arguably its most complete half of the season in the first half, Calvin took the lead early and did not look back, claiming a 78-51 victory. The final score marked Calvinís largest-ever margin of victory over Wheaton in menís basketball and snapped a seven-game losing streak against Wheaton dating back to 2005.Sophomore Jordan Daley and senior Tyler Kruis led the Knights with 17 points each. Daley’s point total tied a career high. Junior Jordan Brink added 16 points.The Knights now look forward to next week Saturday when they welcome Finlandia to Van Noord Arena. Next Saturday’s contest will start at 3 p.m.
Friday, December 06, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
The Calvin men’s basketball team hosted a basketball tournament for the third straight weekend at Van Noord Arena, playing Carthage College in the second game of the MIAA-CCIW Challenge. Using a strong second half effort, Carthage defeated Calvin 74-68. In the first matchup of the night, Wheaton defeated Hope 80-61. Calvin, now 5-2, faces Wheaton tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. in the final contest of the Challenge. The Thunder come in with a record of 5-2 but are ranked #13 in the latest top 25 poll. In the first matchup of the afternoon, Hope plays Carthage at 1 p.m.« First < 2 3 4 5 6 > Last »