Friday, February 04, 2011
The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team stretched its win streak to nine games with a 57-32 victory over visiting Adrian Thursday night at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. Ranked 20th by d3hoops.com, Calvin improves to 18-3 overall and to 12-0 in the MIAA, setting up a Saturday showdown with rival Hope as the Flying Dutch improved to 10-1 in league play with a 79-59 win at Saint Mary’s Thursday night. Calvin will face Hope in Holland on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse. In its victory over Adrian on Thursday, Calvin put the defensive clamps down in the first half, building a 31-10 halftime lead. Calvin’s first half defensive performance marked a new Van Noord Arena record for fewest points allowed by a Calvin team in a half.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
The Calvin women’s basketball team has moved up three spots in this week’s d3hoops.com Top 25 poll. The Knights are ranked 20th in this week’s poll, up three spots from a week ago when the Knights cracked the poll for the first time in three weeks. Calvin is currently 17-3 overall and in first place in the MIAA standings at 11-0 in conference play. Calvin currently owns an eight-game win streak. Last week, the Knights defeated Albion 62-36 and Kalamazoo 75-40. Calvin will host Adrian Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. and will then travel to rival Hope on Saturday for a 3 p.m. meeting at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse. Hope is ranked fourth in the d3hoops.com Top 25 poll. Calvin is also ranked 20th in the USA Today/ESPN Division III Coaches poll released on Tuesday afternoon. The Knights were ranked 25th in the poll a week ago.