Women’s Basketball Rolls To Win at Kalamazoo - Prepares for MIAA Showdown With Hope Next Week
Saturday, January 30, 2010
KALAMAZOO—The 10th-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team rolled to a 74-47 victory at Kalamazoo on Saturday to improve to 18-2 overall and 10-1 in MIAA play. The Knights remain a half-game behind league-leading Hope which improved to 10-0 in league play with a 77-41 victory over Olivet on Saturday.
The two teams will face each other on Wednesday night at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena in 7:30 p.m. with first place in the MIAA standings on the line. In the first meeting of the year, Hope defeated Calvin 73-58 in a game played on January 19 at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse.
In Saturday’s victory over Kalamazoo, Calvin was paced by freshman Allison Wolffis (Muskegon Mona Shores HS) who powered in a career-high 16 points on 5 of 7 shooting as well as 6 of 6 at the free throw line. Wolffis also grabbed seven rebounds in 17 minutes of action.
Wolffis was one of three Calvin players to hit double-digits in scoring with senior Brook Van Eck (Lowell HS) hitting double-digits for the third straight game with 12 points while freshman Kelsey Irwin tossed in 11 points including three triples.
All 12 of Calvin’s players that dressed on Saturday got in the scoring column as the Knights shot 52.0 percent from the field and held a 35-29 rebounding advantage.
Calvin also tallied 18 assists against just 13 turnovers led by senior Amber Benthem (McBain Christian HS) with six assists.
Carly Zeitlin and Lauren Rosenthal had 12 points each for Kalamazoo.
Wednesday’s Calvin-Hope women’s basketball game will feature a live audio broadcast and a separate live video feed with links to both found at: Calvin Sports Live