Wednesday, December 02, 2009
MANCHESTER, IN—A few hours after moving into the top 25 in both the D3hoops.com and USA Today / ESPN Coaches national polls, the Calvin women’s basketball team improved to 6-0 with a 60-44 victory at Manchester College Tuesday evening.
Earlier in the day, Calvin cracked both national polls as the Knights are ranked 25th in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll and 19th in the USA Today / ESPN Coaches poll.
Monday, November 30, 2009
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin forward Carissa Verkaik its Player of the Week in women’s basketball for games played through November 29.
Verkaik, a freshman from Holland (Holland Christian HS), scored 49 points, pulled down 26 rebounds and blocked nine shots in earning tournament Most Valuable Player honors at the Olivet Comet Classic. She scored 26 points and added 13 rebounds in a 79-66 victory over Elmhurst, Ill., then came back the next day to score 23 points, pull down 13 boards and block five shots as the
Knights defeated Siena Heights, 86-73.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
OLIVET—The Calvin women’s basketball team upped its season record to 5-0 Saturday afternoon with an 86-73 victory over Siena Heights University in a second round game of the Olivet Thanksgiving Classic. Freshman Carissa Verkaik (Holland Christian HS) notched her fourth double-double of the season and her second of the tournament with 23 points and 13 rebounds to go with five blocked shots.
One night prior in a 79-66 victory over Elmhurst, Verkaik notched 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. For her efforts over the course of the weekend, Verkaik was named the tournament MVP.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
OLIVET—The Calvin women’s basketball team improved to 4-0 with a 79-66 victory over Elmhurst (IL) Friday evening in a first round game of the Olivet Thanksgiving Classic. The final outcome was not indicative of how close the game was throughout as the Knights and Blue Jays were tied at 35 at halftime and Elmhurst held a 60-58 lead with just over six minutes remaining.
Calvin then mounted a 14-4 run over the next four minutes to build a 72-64 lead and take control of the game. The run was ignited by a pair of free throws and a subsequent field goal by Van Eck and a three-pointer by freshman Courtney Kurncz (St. Johns HS).
Saturday, November 21, 2009
WILMINGTON, OH—Calvin captured the championship of the Wilmington College Domino’s Tip-Off Tournament, defeating host Wilmington 67-59 in the championship game Saturday afternoon.
With freshman center Carissa Verkaik (Holland Christian HS) saddled with foul trouble on Saturday, senior forward Brook Van Eck (Lowell HS) stepped up to provide a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman Allison Wolffis (Muskegon-Mona Shores HS) also scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
WILMINGTON, OH – A youthful Calvin women’s basketball team upped its season record to 2-0 on the year with a 68-50 victory over Marian College (IN) Friday night at the Wilmington Inn/Damon’s Tip-Off Tournament.
Freshman center Carissa Verkaik (Holland/Holland Christian HS) had another big game with 17 points and 13 rebounds, recording her second double-double of the season. Sophomore Courtney Kurncz (St. Johns/St. Johns HS) had 11 points while senior Brook VanEck (Lowell/Lowell HS) had nine points and senior Amber Benthem (McBain/McBain Christian HS) and freshman Allison Wolffis (Muskegon/Muskegon Mona Shores HS) eight points apiece.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
(Written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
GRAND RAPIDS - Basketball has made its comeback here at Calvin as the weather turns colder around campus. Last week the men opened their season with a home exhibition game against Division II team Ferris State University, and the women initiated regular season play Tuesday night against East Beltline rival Cornerstone University. In that game the Knights would initiate strong defense and shoot very well from the floor as they rolled to a comfortable 69-50 win over the Golden Eagles.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
The MIAA men’s and women’s basketball pre-season coaches’ polls have been announced. On the men’s side, Calvin has been picked as the MIAA co-favorite with Hope. Both teams received four first place votes and four second place votes, creating a tie with 10 points apiece. Olivet was picked to finish third.
On the women’s side, Calvin was picked to finish second behind defending champion Hope. Hope received six first place votes while Calvin received two. Saint Mary’s was picked to finish third.
Monday, November 02, 2009
The Calvin women’s basketball team will seek to blend youth and experience this upcoming season as the Knights will feature a handful of savvy veterans and an abundance of talented players among their freshmen and sophomore classes.
Veteran leadership will come from seniors Brook Van Eck (Lowell/Lowell HS) , Emily Ottenhoff (Palos Heights, IL/Chicago Christian HS), and Amber Benthem (McBain/McBain Christian HS) along with juniors Leah Morrison (Chelsea/Chelsea HS) and Kacy Cryderman (Dimondale/Holt HS).
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Calvin men’s and women’s basketball teams are both ranked nationally in the preseason issues of DIII News and WDIII News respectively.
In the DIII News preseason top 25 poll, Calvin is ranked 18th. Defending national champion Washington University of St. Louis is the preseason number-one ranked team. Calvin is one of two MIAA teams in the preseason top 25 poll as Hope is ranked 11th.
Meanwhile, the Calvin women’s basketball team is ranked 20th in the WDIII News preseason top 25 poll. Washington University of St. Louis - last year’s national runner-up - is the preseason number-one ranked team. Calvin is one of two MIAA teams in the preseason WDIII News poll as defending MIAA champion Hope is ranked third.
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