Harris Scores Career-High 35 To Lead Women’s Basketball Team To Rugged Win Over Elmhurst
Saturday, November 22, 2008
MILWAUKEE, WI—Calvin picked up a hard-fought 65-58 victory in a first round game of the Wisconsin-Lutheran Tip Off Tournament Friday night. Calvin (2-0) used a come-from-behind effort to gain the win as Elmhurst (0-1) took a 26-22 halftime lead and then built a 45-38 lead with just 9:48 left to play. Calvin responded with a 13-2 scoring run over the next three-and-a-half minutes to take a lead it would never relinquish.
“Elmhurst is a scary team that will give a lot of teams trouble this year,” said Calvin women’s basketball coach John Ross after the game. “I am ecstatic to come out of this game with a win because Elmhurst is one tough team. They gave us everything we could handle and yet we found a way to win.”
Senior center Marcia Harris (Grand Rapids Christian HS) led the Calvin effort with a career-high 35 points on 12 of 16 shooting along with an 11 of 15 showing at the free throw line. The point total by Harris matches the sixth-highest single-game total in Calvin women’s basketball history with Pam Wubben also scoring 35 points in a 1994 game against Alma.
Harris also bumped her career scoring total to 1,295 points to move past Sharone Boeve and Sarah Ondersma and into third place on the Calvin career scoring list.
Harris was the beneficiary of several passes from senior teammate Kristi Brummel (South Christian HS) who finished with a career-high 10 assists which ranks as the seventh-best single-game performance in Calvin women’s basketball history. Senior Sarah Partridge (East Lansing HS) also had 10 points for the Knights while freshman Courtney Kurncz chipped in with nine points. Calvin shot 48.9 percent overall and withstood an Elmhurst rebounding effort that saw the Blue Jays outrebound Calvin 43-31.
Calvin will face Wisconsin-Lutheran in the championship game Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. (EST). Wisconsin-Lutheran defeated Finlandia 91-82 in the other first round game on Friday behind the 32-point effort by Britany Lindert. Wisconsin-Lutheran is the preseason favorite to win the Northern Athletics Conference South Division title.
1,721 – Lisa Winkle, 2003-2007
1,332—Kerry Walters, 1995-1999
1, 295 – Marcia Harris, 2005-present
1,288—Sarah Ondersma, 1987-1991
1,285—Sharon Boeve, 1982-1985
1,261 – Mindi Andringa, 1997-2000
1,194—Eileen Boonstra, 1977-1981
1,170 – Kristen McDonald (2001-2005)
1,146—Judy Wasmer, 1982-1985
1,103—Pam Wubben, 1990-1994
1,007 – Julie Post, 1984-1988
CALVIN ALL-TIME SINGLE GAME SCORING EFFORTS
40 Eileen Boonstra Kalamazoo 2.23.80
40 Kristen McDonald Hope 2.24.05
38 Eileen Boonstra Goshen 2.19.80
36 Cara Mulder Oakland 11.25.94
36 Lisa Winkle Wisconsin-Lutheran 11.19.05
35 Pam Wubben Alma 2.19.94
35 Marcia Harris Elmhurst 11.21.08
14 Amy Bierling (2-16-83) vs Kalamazoo
13 Janna TerMolen (1-6-81) vs Alma
12 Kristen McDonald (1-4-05) vs Tri-State
12 Tami Bos (1-9-81) vs Kalamazoo
11 Amy Bierling (12-2-83) vs North Central College
11 Sharon Boeve (2-24-83) vs Michigan-Dearborn
10 Kristen McDonald (12-10-04) at Adrian
10 Chris Sales (2-16-99) vs Olivet
10 Amy Bierling (1-27-83) vs Goshen
10 Missy VanHeukelem (1-26-91) vs Olivet
10 Cheryl Essenburg (1-18-95) vs Albion
10 Sarah Ondersma (1-23-90) vs Albion
10 Kristi Brummel (11-21-08) vs Elmhurst