Women’s Basketball Claims 78-44 Non-Conference Victory at Rochester College
Saturday, January 14, 2012
AUBURN HILLS - Calvin rolled to a 78-44 non-conference victory over Rochester College Saturday afternoon at Oakland Christian High School. Ranked fourth nationally, the Knights are now 15-0 on the year.
Calvin led 41-23 at halftime and never looked back, outscoring the host Warriors 37-21 over the final 20 minutes of play.
Calvin’s post tandem of juniors Carissa Verkaik and Julia Hilbrands combined for 30 points with Verkaik collecting 16 points, six rebounds and five assists while Hilbrands had 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting. 13 Calvin players reached the scoring column as the Knights shot 47.8 percent from the floor and outrebounded Rochester 40-30. Calvin was 8-of-22 from three-point range with six different players connecting on at least one trifecta. Junior Kelsey Irwin and sophomore Shelby Sheehan had two three-point field goals apiece.
Sam Tomascho led Rochester with 14 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, Rochester shot 34.1 percent from the floor.
Calvin returns to action next Wednesday when it travels to Saint Mary’s College for a 7:30 p.m. MIAA tilt.