Tuesday, December 07, 2010
A big week of action is on tap for the Calvin men’s and women’s basketball teams this week. On Wednesday, the Calvin women’s basketball team will host unbeaten and fifth-ranked Carthage College (6-0) at 7 p.m. at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. On Saturday, the Knights will journey to Kalamazoo for a 3 p.m. conference game. On the men’s side, Calvin is preparing to travel to Palos Heights, Illinois, on Saturday for a 6 p.m. (EST) matchup against Trinity Christian College. The varsity game will be preceded by a 4 p.m. (EST) contest between the Calvin and Trinity Christian College junior varsity teams.In last Saturday’s 88-80 loss to nationally-ranked Carthage College, Calvin sophomore Tom Snikkers (Jenison/Unity Christian HS) scored a career-high 33 points. To see a list of Calvin’s all-time 30-point scorers, visit the Calvin website at: All-Time List of 30 Point Scorers
Saturday, December 04, 2010
By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
NOTRE DAME, IN - Calvin remained unbeaten in the MIAA with a 76-55 victory at St. Mary’s on Saturday. The win advanced its record to 2-0 in conference and 5-2 overall.The Knights opened up a double digit lead in the middle of the first half and didn’t look back. They finished the half up by 10. The deficit would never drop below that. Calvin began the second half on fire, scoring six unanswered points, all of them from the paint. Ally Wolffis had four of those, en route to a career high 21 points.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
ADRIAN - The Calvin women’s basketball team opened its 2010-11 MIAA campaign with a 75-40 victory at Adrian Wednesday night. Calvin (4-2 overall, 1-0 MIAA) is now 7-1 in MIAA openers under head coach John Ross. Calvin jumped out to a 35-17 halftime lead, connecting on 53.6 percent of its field goals in the first half. The Knights then shot 61.5 percent in the second half as they continued to stretch the lead. Sophomore Carissa Verkaik (Holland Christian HS) led the Knights with 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting while junior Courtney Kurncz (St. Johns HS) had a big evening with 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting including 2-of-2 from three-point range. Sophomore Julia Hilbrands (Grand Rapids Christian HS) also tossed in a career-high 13 points off the bench.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
OLIVET - The Calvin women’s basketball team dropped a 64-63 overtime decision to the Titans of Indiana University-South Bend Saturday afternoon at the Olivet Thanksgiving Classic to dip to 3-2 on the year. IU-South Bend scored the winning basket with 11 seconds left in overtime with a three-pointer by Calvin at the buzzer just off the mark. A lack of perimeter shooting proved to be Calvin’s undoing as the Knights were just 3-of-24 from three-point range in the defeat. Sophomore Carissa Verkaik was a bright spot for the Knights, just missing a triple-double with 26 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots. Courtney Kurncz, Jill Thomas and Ally Wolffis added eight points each for the Knights in defeat. For her efforts, Verkaik was named to the all-tournament team.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
OLIVET - Calvin rolled to an 87-59 victory over cross-town rival Aquinas College Friday evening in a first round game of the Olivet College Thanksgiving Classic. Sophomore center Carissa Verkaik (Holland Christian HS) poured in 22 points on 10 of 15 shooting while blocking four shots. Verkaik was one of four Calvin players to notch double-digits in scoring as sophomore Allison Wolffis (Muskegon-Mona Shores HS) had 15 points, junior Heather DeKleine (Hudsonville Unity Christian HS) 11 points and junior Courtney Kurncz (St. Johns HS) 10 points. Fresh off her stint on Calvin’s national championship women’s volleyball team, sophomore Julia Hilbrands (Grand Rapids Christian HS) made her season debut and scored eight points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds off the bench.
Monday, November 22, 2010
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin center Carissa Verkaik and Hope center Carrie Snikkers its Players of the Week in women’s basketball for games played through November 21. Verkaik, a sophomore from Holland (Holland Christian HS), scored 64 points (21.3 per game), grabbed 32 rebounds (10.7 per game) and blocked 10 shots (3.3 per game) in leading the Knights to a 2-1 record for the week. She scored 25 points in a 62-48 season-opening win over Manchester, Ind., and had 23 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots in a 60-54 loss to Wisconsin-Whitewater. Verkaik, who shot 49 percent from the field (25 of 51) and 82 percent from the line (14 of 17) for the week, is being honored as Player of the Week for the fourth time in her career.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
MILWAUKEE, WI - Calvin bounced back with a 65-40 victory over Heidelberg College in the consolation game of the Wisconsin-Lutheran Tipoff Tournament Saturday afternoon. Calvin led 44-16 at halftime and never looked back as the Knights shot 52.9 percent from the floor in the first half.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
MILWAUKEE, WI - Calvin suffered its first defeat of the young season, falling to Wisconsin-Whitewater 60-54 in the opener of the Wisconsin-Lutheran Tipoff Tournament Friday evening. Calvin (1-1) will face Heidelberg College in the consolation game at 2 p.m. (EST) Saturday afternoon. Friday’s contest was a game of two different halves as Calvin led 34-21 at halftime only to see the Warhawks outscore the Knights 39-20 over the final 20 minutes of play.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Click on the headline above to find a list of links to live stats, live audio and live video coverage of a busy weekend of Calvin College sports.Live video coverage will include men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s basketball with audio coverage also included for men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s basketball. Live Stats scoreboards will be included for men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and men’s soccer.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
By sports information student assistant Derek Neice
In its opening game of the 2010-11 season, Calvin defended its home court well against Manchester College as the Knights rolled to a 62-48 victory. An extremely young team that is returning only two starters from last year and having only two seniors on the roster, the Knights showed they do have some work to do in terms of gelling more as a team, but Calvin
played strong defensively and sophomore Carissa Verkaik (Holland, MI) scored a team-leading 25 points to give the Knights their first win of the year.