Monday, February 03, 2014
By Mark DeHaan
The Calvin women’s basketball returned to action Monday night, looking to rebound from a tough loss on Saturday against conference-rival Hope. The Knights hosted Trine in a make-up game that was twice postponed. Calvin entered the contest with a 14-5 overall record, and a 7-3 conference record, tied for third in the MIAA. The Thunder came in at 4-14 and 1-8 in the MIAA. The Knights, despite turning around without a single practice, defeated the Thunder soundly, 78-57. The Knights were led on offense by Timmer who had 19 points and 11 rebounds, both career highs and her first career double-double. Verkaik added 17 points and six boards while Acre had 12 and six. Kayla Dunn led Trine with 15 while Megan Engle scored 11. Calvin improves to 13-6 and 8-3 in the MIAA while Trine falls to 4-15 and 1-9 in conference play. The Knights now have a quick turnaround as they host Saint Mary’s at Van Noord Arena on Wednesday.
Saturday, February 01, 2014
HOLLAND - While round one of the Calvin-Hope women’s basketball rivalry this season featured an offensive explosion, round two featured much more of a defensive theme. Unfortunately for Calvin, the defensive theme was dictated by Hope as the Flying Dutch held Calvin to its lowest scoring output of the season in a 78-47 victory Saturday afternoon at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse. In the first meeting of the year played back on November 19 in Grand Rapids, the two teams combined for the highest scoring total in a Calvin-Hope women’s basketball game with the Flying Dutch pulling out an 88-81 win behind a second half comeback. On Saturday, Hope (18-0 overall, 10-0 MIAA) jumped out to a 37-21 halftime lead as the Flying Dutch limited the Knights to just eight first half field goals. Calvin’s first half scoring total was its lowest in a half this season. Calvin had entered Saturday’s game averaging 85.0 points a game over its previous five contests. The loss drops Calvin into a tie for third place in the MIAA standing with Kalamazoo. Calvin has a makeup game with Trine scheduled for next Monday at 7 p.m. at Van Noord Arena and will then host Saint Mary’s next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
ALBION - Calvin used a stifling defensive effort and a torrid three-point attack to claim an 81-46 conference victory at Albion Wednesday night inside Kresge Gymnasium. The victory stretches Calvin’s win streak to five games. During its current five-game win streak, Calvin has averaged 85.0 points a game. Throughout the first half, it appeared that neither team would get untracked offensively as the two teams were waged in a defensive scrum. Calvin went on a 16-0 run over the final six minutes of the first half however, fueled by eight points from junior Breanna Verkaik (Holland/Holland Christian HS) to take a 35-17 halftime advantage. As a team, Calvin connected on a season-high 13 three-pointers on 25 attempts for a sizzling 52.0 percent three-point clip. Calvin was led in scoring by Breanna Verkaik who matched a career scoring high with 20 points while Kayla Engelhard had 15 points. Anna Timmer had 11 points while junior Maria DeKuiper had 10 points.
Monday, January 27, 2014
The Calvin women’s basketball game with Trine scheduled for tonight (Jan. 27) at 6 p.m. at Van Noord Arena has been postponed due to weather conditions. The game has been rescheduled for February 3 at 7 p.m. at Calvin. In addition, the Calvin-Hope swim meet that was postponed on January 25 will not be made up and has now been cancelled. Stay tuned for further information.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
ADRIAN – Calvin stretched its win streak to four games with an 83-64 win at Adrian Wednesday night. The victory keeps the Knights on the heels of second place Olivet as Calvin is 6-2 at the midpoint of the league schedule, one game behind the 7-1 Comets. Calvin used a 20-4 run over the final seven minutes of the first half to take control. Prior to the run, Calvin led 24-22. The offensive explosion allowed the Knights to build a 44-26 halftime lead. From that point, Calvin held control, building its lead to 35 points at 71-36 and then coasted the rest of the way.Calvin placed four players in double-figures in scoring led by junior Kayla Engelhard (Unionville/Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS) with 17 points while junior Breanna Verkaik (Holland/Holland Christian HS) had 16 points. Junior Hannah Acre (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) had 12 points off the bench while senior Kirstin Tripp (Brighton/Brighton HS) had 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting while collecting five assists without a turnover to go with two steals. Sophomore Abby Springer (Vernon Hills, IL/Vernon Hills HS) also had five assists against just one turnover. As a team, Calvin posted 18 assists against just 13 turnovers. Calvin opens the second half of its MIAA campaign on Saturday, hosting Trine at 3 p.m. at Van Noord Arena.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
By Gina de Haan
Saturday afternoon at Van Noord Arena the Calvin women’s basketball team won its third consecutive league game with a 75-58 victory over the Kalamazoo College Hornets. The Knights are getting hot at the right time as they near the heart of their season and conference play. Previously tied at third place in the MIAA with Calvin, this contest moved the Hornets into the fourth place slot, which they will share with Adrian. The Knights maintain their third place conference standing and move to 5-2 in league play; the win boosts Calvin’s overall record to 10-5.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
(Photo by Sandy Palmatter)
NOTRE DAME, IN – The Calvin women’s basketball team has suddenly found a new offensive gear. For the second consecutive game, the Knights hit the 90-point plateau, this time in a 95-68 victory at Saint Mary’s College Wednesday night. The victory came on the heels of a 91-31 win over Alma on Saturday. The win lifts Calvin’s overall record to 9-5 and its conference mark to 4-2 as the Knights near the mid-point of the league schedule. Calvin currently sits in a tie for third place with Kalamazoo in the league standings with the Hornets slated to come to Calvin on Saturday for a 3 p.m. tilt.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Story by Brett Venhuizen
The Knights returned to action after a 77-73 loss at Olivet on Saturday, with a home conference game against the Scots of Alma. Calvin got back on the winning track, defeating Alma 91-31 to improve to 8-5 overall and 3-2 in the MIAA. In the game the Knights were led by the duo of Jeanna Sybesma (Dalhart, TX/Dalhart HS) and Kirsten Tripp with 12 points each Tripp added three steals and Sybesma tacked on seven rebounds. Freshman Anna Timmer (Caledonia/South Christian HS) also contributed 11 points to the Knights record breaking victory. The Knights return to action on January 15 next Wednesday at St. Mary’s.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The Calvin/Rochester JV and varsity women’s basketball games slated for Wednesday night have been postponed because of weather conditions. A makeup date has not yet been set. Stay tuned for more details.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
By Mark DeHaan
The Calvin women’s basketball team returned to conference play on Saturday afternoon, traveling to Olivet to take on the Comets at the Cutler Event Center. Olivet captured Saturday’s MIAA contest by a final score of 77-73, holding off a furious second-half comeback effort by the Knights.alvin shot 40.3% for the game while the Comets shot 52.9%. The Knights did force Olivet into 20 turnovers while committing only 12 of their own, but were out-rebounded 40-32. Tripp scored 19 to lead the Knights while Breanna Verkaik scored 14 and Engelhard 12. For the Comets, Carli Reid scored a game high 20 points while Chelsea Ciba scored 14 and Heather Lauwers and Stefanie Lang each scored 13. Calvin returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to the east side of the state for a non-conference matchup against the Rochester College Warriors.< 1 2 3 4 > Last »