Men’s Basketball Rolls to 106-56 Win Over Finlandia
Saturday, December 14, 2013
The Calvin men’s basketball rolled to a 106-56 victory over Finlandia University Saturday afternoon at Van Noord Arena.
The Knights (7-2) went on a 28-8 run to open the game and never looked back. Calvin led 61-23 at halftime, establishing a new Calvin Van Noord Arena record for most points scored in a half, breaking the previous record of 60 set by Calvin in a 2012 win over Alma.
Calvin shot 71.9 (23-of-32) percent from the floor in the first half and 57.3 percent overall.
Sophomore Austin Parks (Niles/Niles HS) had a career-high 14 points off the bench along with five assists while junior Jordan Brink (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) had 14 points as well. Senior Mickey DeVries (Lansing/Lansing Christian HS) had 13 points as he was 4-of-4 from the field and 5-of-5 at the free throw line. Freshman Brad Visser (Grand Rapids/Calvin Christian HS) added a career-high 12 points including a pair of acrobatic layups in the second half. Junior Tyler Dykstra (Holland/Holland Christian HS) chipped in with nine points. All 14 of Calvin’s players reached the scoring column.
Finlandia (2-12) received a game-high 21 points from Keith Arnold while Dominic Morrow had 12 points and nine rebounds. Jonah Benoit also had 10 points.
“I was very proud of our guys today,” said Calvin men’s basketball coach Kevin Vande Streek after the game. “I don’t think we could have gotten any more out of today than what we did. This game came right in the middle of first semester exams and yet we didn’t use that as an excuse. Our guys were mentally focused and took this game as an opportunity to get better.”
Calvin will now break until December 28 when it travels to California to take on the University of Redlands. Calvin will play a pair of games in California as the Knights will also face Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on December 30.