Saturday, January 09, 2010
ANGOLA, IN—Calvin broke an 18-day layoff with a 58-40 victory at Trine University on Saturday afternoon. Ranked 13th nationally in the coaches’ poll and 20th in the latest d3hoops.com Top 25 poll, Calvin improves to 12-1 overall and to 4-0 in the MIAA. The Knights currently share first place in the MIAA standings with rival Hope.
Calvin jumped out to a 26-13 halftime lead and stretched its lead to as many as 26 points in the second half.
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.
Monday, December 28, 2009
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin center Carissa Verkaik its Player of the Week in womenís basketball for games played through December 27.
Verkaik, a freshman from Holland (Holland Christian HS), scored 19 points and added 14 rebounds, four blocked shots and four assists as the Knights posted a 59-56 victory over Madonna. She has averaged 18.8 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, tops in the MIAA in both categories, in leading Calvin to an 11-1 start. Verkaik is being honored as Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS—The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team held off a determined Madonna squad Tuesday night, defeating the visiting Crusaders 59-56 at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. Madonna (4-6) held a 53-51 lead with under five minutes remaining but the Knights (11-1) retook the lead at 54-53 on a triple by freshman Kelsey Irwin (Fraser HS) with 3:57 left to play. The triple was the fourth of the game for Irwin who played a key role in cracking Madonna’s zone defense.
(Photo by Sandy Palmatter)
Saturday, December 19, 2009
OLIVET—The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team improved to 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the MIAA with a 78-54 victory at Olivet Saturday afternoon.
At 10-1, Calvin is off to its best start since the 2006-07 season when it won 25 of its first 26 games.
Calvin’s inside attack proved too much for Olivet to overcome as freshman center Carissa Verkaik (Holland Christian HS) had 26 points on 12 of 13 shooting while senior forward Brook Van Eck (Lowell HS) had 11 points and freshman forward Allison Wolffis (Muskegon-Mona Shores HS) 10 points. Sophomore wing Courtney Kurncz (St. Johns HS) also had nine points, four rebounds, three blocked shots and a pair of assists.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
The Knights made a big statement in early conference play with a 78-35 victory over Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon.
Calvin, now 9-1 and 2-0 in conference, led 43-12 at half and outrebounded Kalamazoo, now 0-8 and 0-3 in the MIAA, by a margin of 45-40.
Calvin broke the game wide open from the first minute of a game it never trailed in.
Friday, December 11, 2009
The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team opened its MIAA campaign on a winning note, defeating Saint Mary’s 64-58 at the Van Noord Arena Friday night in a game that had originally been scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed because of weather conditions.
Friday’s game featured a rematch of last year’s MIAA Tournament semifinals, won by Saint Mary’s. In fact, the Belles (4-3 overall, 1-1 MIAA) won all three meetings against Calvin last year but on Friday, Calvin came out on top thanks to a solid all-around team effort.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tonight’s Saint Mary’s at Calvin women’s basketball game has been postponed because of a winter blizzard warning throughout western Michigan.
The game has been rescheduled for Friday, December 11 at 5 p.m. at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
HAMMOND, IN—Calvin College freshman Carissa Verkaik put together one of the finest single-game performances in Calvin women’s basketball history Saturday evening in leading the Knights to an 81-73 victory at Purdue Calumet University.
The Holland Christian High School graduate poured in 39 points, grabbed 23 rebounds and blocked five shots. Verkaik was 15 of 24 from the floor, connected on her only three-point field goal attempt and swished 8 of 10 from the free throw line.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
KENOSHA, WI - In a meeting of nationally-ranked teams, Carthage put on the defensive clamps to hand the Calvin women’s basketball team its first loss of the year, defeating the Knights 58-47.
Carthage (6-0) limited Calvin (6-1) to just 32.8 percent field goal shooting and scored 23 points off of 22 Calvin turnovers to gain the win.
Senior Brook Van Eck (Lowell HS) led Calvin in defeat with 12 points while freshman Carissa Verkaik (Holland Christian HS) had 10 points. Diana Jacklin led Carthage with 21 points and six rebounds.
Carthage was also 10 of 12 at the free throw line while Calvin was just 4 of 4 at the stripe.
Calvin returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Purdue-Calumet University for a 6 p.m. (EST) contest.« First < 21 22 23 24 25 > Last »