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Women’s Basketball Drops OT Decision to League-Leading Saint Mary’s

Thursday, January 29, 2009

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By Bruce Van Baren (Calvin Sports Information Office Student Assistant)

Sarah Partridge (East Lansing HS) hit a three-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining to force overtime against first-place Saint Mary’s Wednesday night at VanNoord Arena, but the Knights fell to the Belles 72-68 in overtime.

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Women’s Basketball Dials Long Distance To Defeat Kalamazoo

Saturday, January 24, 2009

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By Chaz Amidon

GRAND RAPIDS – The Knights began their 2008-09 season by totaling only 10 3-pointers in their first three games.

Now, with a new-found proficiency from the perimeter, Calvin is getting used to drilling around 10 long balls per contest.

Unleashing a torrent of 3-pointers in the opening minutes on Saturday, the Knights jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead against Kalamazoo and would not slow down, defeating the Hornets 66-40.

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Three-Point Blitz Propels Women’s Basketball Team To Win at Olivet

Thursday, January 22, 2009

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OLIVET – The Calvin women’s basketball team used a three-point blitz to secure an 81-63 victory at Olivet’s Cutler Event Center. The Knights (9-6 overall, 404 MIAA) connected on 14 of 28 from three-point range including 11 of 19 in the first half as the Knights jumped out to a 46-23 halftime lead.

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Women’s Basketball Wins OT Thriller Over Adrian

Saturday, January 17, 2009

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By Chaz Amidon

GRAND RAPIDS – Calvin coach John Ross was hoping his team wouldn’t have to rely on Sarah Partridge’s last-second heroics to beat Adrian at home – again.

But after the Knights’ 14-point lead suddenly evaporated late in the second half, it was Partridge who provided a game-tying 3-pointer with 31 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, where Calvin outscored the Bulldogs 12-6 en route to a 72-66 victory at Van Noord Arena.

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Women’s Basketball Clipped By Hope

Thursday, January 15, 2009

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(written by Bruce VanBaren)

Hope used a quick start and stifling defense to cruise past Calvin 73-49 Wednesday night at DeVos Fieldhouse. The Flying Dutch, ranked ninth in the latest d3hoops.com poll, held the Knights’ starters to eight points and forced 32 turnovers to notch their fourth straight win over Calvin.

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WBBL’s On the Bench Visits Van Noord Arena

Sunday, January 11, 2009

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The Van Noord Arena hosted its first men’s and women’s varsity basketball games on January 7 against Trine University. Earlier in the day before the games, local Grand Rapids all-sports radio station WBBL 1340 AM was there as WBBL sports director Bret Bakita hosted his morning “On the Bench” program live from the Van Noord Arena. During the program, Bakita interviewed Calvin men’s basketball coach Kevin Vande Streek, Calvin women’s basketball coach John Ross, Calvin men’s athletics director Dr. Jim Timmer Jr. and Mike Zwier and Sarah Partridge of the Calvin men’s and women’s basketball team respectively.

Continue on to listen to the archived interviews, courtesy of WBBL.

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Basketball Teams Excited To Finally Call Van Noord Arena “Home”

Thursday, January 08, 2009

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The Calvin men’s and women’s basketball teams made history Wednesday night inside the Van Noord Arena, playing their first-ever varsity games inside the facility. Both teams came out victorious against Trine University. Join Calvin sports information student assistant Bruce Van Baren for an inside look at Wednesday’s festivities with this feature story.

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Women’s Basketball Outlasts Trine In Double OT On Opening Night at Van Noord Arena

Thursday, January 08, 2009

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By Chaz Amidon

GRAND RAPIDS – Nomads for nearly the first two months of the regular season, the Knights returned to a brand new Van Noord Arena for their first home game since last March. And they just didn’t want it to end.

Calvin outlasted Trine in a double-overtime thriller on Wednesday, rallying from late deficits in each of the extra frames in order to snap a three-game conference losing skid against the visiting Thunder, 71-65.

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Women’s Basketball Falls to Alma in Overtime

Saturday, January 03, 2009

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ALMA—The Calvin women’s basketball team dipped to 6-5 overall and to 1-3 in the MIAA with a 58-54 overtime loss at Alma on Saturday’s - Calvin’s first defeat against the Scots since the 2003 season.

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Keys to Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex Given to Calvin College

Friday, January 02, 2009

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The keys to the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex were given to Calvin College Friday afternoon. Calvin president Dr. Gaylen Byker was there to accept the keys from Christman Construction Company Senior Vice President Jim Cash. Members of the media and groups of individuals from the Calvin community were in attendance for the event. In addition, the men’s and women’s basketball teams had their first practices inside the VanNoord Arena on Friday.

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