Men’s Basketball Pulls Away for 90-79 Win at Trinity Christian To Even Season Record at 4-4
Saturday, December 11, 2010
PALOS HEIGHTS, IL - The Calvin menís basketball team picked up a 90-79 victory at Trinity Christian College Saturday night. Calvin (4-4) led by 12 points in the first half but Trinity Christian (7-7) rallied to tie the game 35-35 at halftime. In the second half, Calvin used a 9-0 run inside the final three minutes to pull away for the win.
Senior Danny Rodts (Niles HS) cashed in on two three-point shots in the late surge while junior Brian Haverdink (Holland Christian HS) also connected on a triple in the run. Rodts finished the game with 20 points on the strength of five three-point field goals.
Six Calvin players notched double digits in scoring as Bryan Powell (Wyoming Park HS) had 13, Tom Snikkers (Unity Christian HS) 12, Matt DeBoer (Covenant Christian HS) 11 and Brent Schuster (Denver, CO) and Brad Schyder (Unity Christian HS) 10 points apiece. Calvin was 11 of 24 from three-point range and shot 50.8 percent overall.
“I expected a very hard-fought game and that’s exactly what we got tonight,” said Calvin men’s basketball coach Kevin Vande Streek after the game. “Trinity was coming off of two wins and I know they were really looking forward to this game. They beat us here two years ago and I knew this would be a dog-fight. I’m proud of our guys for the way they competed tonight. Trinity is a very good team and to get a win against a good team on the road is always big.”
Calvin held a 40-30 rebounding advantage with Rodts ripping down nine rebounds and Snikkers collecting eight caroms. Freshman Jordan Brink (Dyer, IN/Illliana Christian HS) also had a solid game near his hometown as he scored nine points and dished out a team-high five assists. As a team, Calvin collected 17 assists. The Knights were also 13 of 17 (.765) from the free throw line.
Trinity Christian was led in scoring by Jamie King who poured in 35 points while Michael Taylor had 14.
Calvin will now prepare to host the Saints of Aquinas on December 18 at 3 p.m. at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.