Women’s Basketball Defeats Iowa Wesleyan 77-65 at Siena Heights Tournament
Friday, November 25, 2011
ADRIAN - The Calvin women’s basketball team upped its record to 4-0 with a 77-65 victory over Iowa Wesleyan Friday afternoon at the Siena Heights Thanksgiving Tournament. Junior Carissa Verkaik just missed a triple-double, recording 16 points, 10 blocked shots and seven rebounds. Calvin was 10-of-24 from three-point range led by junior Kelsey Irwin who swished 5-of-10 from three-point range, en-route to a 15-point effort. Senior Courtney Kurncz also had a strong game with 12 points, 8 rebounds and five assists. Calvin led 37-30 at halftime and blew the game open with a 16-2 second half run that allowed the Knights to build a 59-43 lead.
Iowa Wesleyan had closed to within a point at 42-41 but a pair of field goals by junior post Julia Hilbrands sandwiched around a three-pointer by freshman Kayla Engelhard boosted the Knights back into a nine-point lead. Hilbrands finished the game with seven points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Calvin will play in the championship game Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.