Women’s Basketball Suffers 80-50 Defeat to Nationally-Ranked Davenport
Saturday, December 28, 2013
(Photo courtesy of DU Sports Info)
CALEDONIA - A three-minute stretch to end the first half and a five-minute stretch to open the second half combined to knock Calvin out of a non-conference contest at cross-town foe Davenport Saturday afternoon as the Knights suffered an 80-50 defeat.
Saturday’s game was part of the two-day Davenport Holiday Classic.
For 17 minutes of the first half, Calvin stood toe-to-toe with fourth-ranked (NAIA D2) Davenport University, trailing just 28-24. The host Panthers went on an 11-2 run to end the half however to take a 39-26 halftime lead.
Davenport (13-1) then went on an 18-2 run over the opening five minutes of the second half to put the game out of reach.
Calvin committed a season-high 29 turnovers in the loss with Davenport scoring 34 of its points off of turnovers.
The Knights (7-4) also shot just 33.3 percent from the floor including just 29.6 percent in the second half.
Junior Breanna Verkaik (Holland/Holland Christian HS) was the only Calvin player to notch double-digits in scoring as she had 12 points to go with four rebounds. Junior Hannah Acre (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) chipped in with eight points off the bench.
Davenport was led in scoring by Linnea Brandholm with 19 points.
Calvin will now break until January 4 when it travels to Olivet for a key MIAA contest slated to start at 3 p.m.