Friday, February 15, 2013
By Calvin Sports Information Director Jeff Febus
In the long and storied tradition of Calvin men’s basketball, one team stands by itself. The Calvin men’s basketball program has had two national championship teams , four NCAA III Final Four teams and 30 MIAA championship teams. But only one has gone throughout a season undefeated. On February 16, Calvin will honor its 1960-61 men’s basketball team which became not only the first team in school history to reach the 20-win mark, but also the first team to go undefeated as the Knights finished 20-0 overall and 12-0 in the MIAA.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor, Photo Credit: Dan Vos
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Looking to bounce back from the loss at Hope this past Sat., the 19th ranked Calvin men’s basketball team hosted Trine University on Wed. evening. The Knights came out victorious, defeating the Thunder 61-59 at the Van Noord Arena. Powell finished with 19 points including 5-7 from beyond the three-point arc. Brink chipped in 16 points, while Snikkers finished with 10. Jackson, who was held to four points in a 56-43 defeat on Jan. 19 at Hershey Hall, scored Trine’s final 21 points, and finished with 28 points on 9-17 shooting. Calvin committed 17 turnovers, and was outrebounded 33-30. The Knights did shoot 50 percent from beyond the three-point arc. With its win, Calvin improves to 21-3 and 12-1 in the MIAA. Calvin earned a share of the MIAA conference title, and with a win against Olivet this upcoming Sat., Calvin would clinch the outright championship for the first time since the 2009-10 season.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor, Photo Credit: Sandy Palmatter
HOLLAND, MI – The 184th meeting between Calvin and Hope took place Saturday afternoon in front of a sold out DeVos Fieldhouse on the campus of Hope College. The Flying Dutchmen defeated rival Calvin 73-70, marking the Knights’ first defeat since falling to Carthage in the MIAA/CCIW Challenge back on Dec. 1 of 2012. Both teams finished with balanced scoring. The Knights were led by Snikkers with 14 points and nine rebounds. Powell, Kruis, De Vries and Brink all finished in double-digits in scoring. Freshman Ben Gardner (Carmel, Ind./Carmel HS) led Hope with 16 points. Van Arendonk and DeMaagd finished with 12 points. Three other Flying Dutchmen finished with 11 points. Hope shot 19-26 from the charity stripe while Calvin shot just 8-16. Hope also held the advantage in rebounds, outrebounding the Knights 41-33.With its loss, #13 Calvin drops to 20-3 and 11-1 in the MIAA this season. The Knights are currently one game ahead of Hope, who sits at 15-8 and 10-2 in the MIAA. Calvin returns to action Wed., Feb. 13, when it hosts the Trine University Thunder.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor
ALMA, MI – The #13 Calvin men’s basketball team traveled to Alma College Wed., Feb. 6 for an MIAA matchup with the Scots. The Knights defeated Alma 90-66 to improve to 20-2 and a perfect 11-0 in the MIAA on the season. Alma could not get any closer in the second half. Snikkers finished with a game-high 28 points. This performance moved Snikkers past Chris Prins and Mickey Phelps on Calvin’s all-time scoring list. Snikkers currently has 1,369 points; good for ninth place all-time. Powell chipped in 18 points while junior center Tyler Kruis (Grandville/Calvin Christian) scored 13 points. The Knights shot 9-19 from beyond the three-point arc. Calvin hits the 20-win plateau for the 16th time in school history and the sixth season under Vande Streek. Calvin travels to Hope College on Sat., Feb. 9, for a game with its rival, the Flying Dutchmen. The game is slated to start at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor, Photo Credit: Sandy Palmatter
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Calvin College men’s basketball team continued to roll Saturday afternoon defeated the Kalamazoo College Hornets 92-50 at the Van Noord Arena. The Knights, who were ranked 17th in the most recent d3hoops.com men’s basketball poll, improve to 19-2, 10-0 MIAA on the season. Kruis finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds, two points away from tying his career high. Powell finished with 17 points and five assists. Senior Tom Snikkers (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) finished with 16 points and seven rebounds. Snikkers moves into 11th place on Calvin’s all-time scoring list with 1,341 points. Calvin outrebounded Kalamazoo 67-28, and held the Hornets to just 23.9 percent shooting from the field. Calvin returns to action Wed., Jan. 6, when it travels to Alma for a 7:00 p.m. contest against the Scots.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
The Calvin/Trine women’s basketball game scheduled to be played on Saturday at Van Noord Arena has been postponed because of weather conditions that prevented Trine from making the trip up from Indiana. The makeup date for the game will be Monday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Calvin.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor, Photo Credit: Bobby Lee
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Calvin College men’s basketball team remained undefeated in MIAA play Wednesay night with an 83-63 win over the Britons of Albion College. The Knights improve to 18-2, 9-0 MIAA on the season.Powell finished with a game-high 17 points on 6-10 shooting. Brink scored 14. Kruis had 12 points and eight rebounds. Albion was led by senior point guard Anthony Wash (Redford/Redford Union), who scored 16 points. As a team, the Knights dished out 18 assists while committing just eight turnovers. Calvin won the rebounding battle 27-22. Calvin will return to action Saturday when it hosts the Hornets of Kalamazoo College.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor and Jeff Febus
ADRIAN - Calvin senior Bryan Powell drilled a game-winning three-pointer with 3.8 seconds left in regulation to lift Calvin to a 50-47 victory at Adrian Saturday night. The victory allows Calvin to improve to 17-2 overall and remain unbeaten in league play at 8-0. It marked Calvin’s first victory at Adrian since the 2009-10 season. Ranked 17th nationally, Calvin was led by Powell with 13 points while senior Tom Snikkers had 10 points. Junior Mickey DeVries also had a strong game off the bench with eight points, four rebounds and a pair of blocked shots. Calvin trailed 29-20 early in the second half but went on a 16-6 run to take a lead it would hold until the Bulldogs hit a pair of free throws with 24 seconds left, setting up Powell’s game-winning heroics. The Knights continue to hold a two-game lead for first place in the MIAA standings. Calvin returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Albion at 7:30 p.m. at Van Noord Arena.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor/Photo By Sandy Palmatter
OLIVET, MI – The #17 ranked Calvin men’s basketball team traveled to the Cutler Athletic Complex Wed., Jan. 23 for a showdown with the Comets of Olivet College. Despite losing two of the previous three games to the Comets at Olivet, the Knights defeated the Comets 73-57 to improve to 16-2, 7-0 MIAA on the season. Snikkers led Calvin with 21 points and nine rebounds, falling one rebound short of a double-double. Powell, Tyler Kruis (Grandville/Calvin Christian) and Dykstra all scored in double figures, finishing with 15, 13 and 12 points respectively. Krum led the Comets in defeat with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Olivet did shoot the three point shot well. The Comets were 10-25 in the game, good for 40 percent. Calvin shot 43.3 percent from the field, but dominated on the boards. Calvin outrebounded the Comets 45-25, 17 of which were offensive. Over the last seven seasons, Calvin is now 155-35 (.756) when it outrebounds its opponents. Calvin will travel to Merrilat Gymnasium on Sat., Jan. 26, for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Adrian Bulldogs. Calvin defeated then #7 Adrian 56-50 at the Van Noord Arena back on Jan. 3.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Calvin men’s basketball team has made a move up in the latest set of D3hoops.com Top 25 rankings while the Calvin women’s team continues to hold its number-two spot. After breaking into the poll last week at the #21 spot, the Calvin men’s basketball team is ranked #17th in this week’s poll. St. Thomas (MN) holds the number-one spot while Rochester (NY) is ranked second. On the women’s side, Calvin is ranked second for the fourth consecutive week. The Knights received two first place votes in this week’s poll with DePauw holding the top spot with 23 first place votes. Rival Hope is right behind the Calvin women as the Flying Dutch are ranked third. The Calvin men’s team travels to Olivet on Wednesday for an 8 p.m. contest while the Calvin women’s team will host Albion at 7:30 p.m.« First < 3 4 5 6 7 > Last »