Women’s Basketball Hits Century Mark in 111-62 Win Over Marygrove
Friday, December 27, 2013
CALEDONIA - A red-hot shooting performance from the perimeter propelled the Calvin women’s basketball team to a 111-62 victory over Marygrove College at the Davenport Holiday Tournament Friday afternoon. Calvin’s point total is the second-highest single-game scoring total in school history, surpassed only by the 116 points scored against Kalamazoo in 1979.
In its win over Marygrove, Calvin (7-3) connected on 12 of 19 attempts from three-point range for a sizzling 63.2 percent clip. Seven different Calvin players connected on at least one three-point field goal led by freshman MacKenzie Shelton (Niles/Brandywine HS) who was 3-of-4 from long range.
Calvin led 63-37 at halftime and then proceeded to shoot 70 percent from the field in the second half.
Five different Calvin players notched double-digits in scoring led by sophomore Abby Springer (Vernon Hills, IL/Vernon Hills HS) and freshman Anna Timmer (Caledonia/South Christian HS) with 12 points apiece. Juniors Kayla Engelhard (Unionville/Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS) and Hannah Acre (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) had 11 points apiece while sophomore Jeanna Sybesma (Dallhart, TX/Dallhart HS) had a career-high 10 points off the bench.
Calvin held a 47-37 rebounding advantage with sophomore Kally Verkaik (Holland/Holland Christian HS) collecting a team-high seven rebounds to go with nine points.
Calvin will now prepare to face host Davenport on Saturday at 3 p.m.