Women’s Basketball Team Opens MIAA Season With Win at Adrian
Thursday, December 02, 2010
ADRIAN - The Calvin women’s basketball team opened its 2010-11 MIAA campaign with a 75-40 victory at Adrian Wednesday night. Calvin (4-2 overall, 1-0 MIAA) is now 7-1 in MIAA openers under head coach John Ross.
Calvin jumped out to a 35-17 halftime lead, connecting on 53.6 percent of its field goals in the first half. The Knights then shot 61.5 percent in the second half as they continued to stretch the lead.
Sophomore Carissa Verkaik (Holland Christian HS) led the Knights with 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting while junior Courtney Kurncz (St. Johns HS) had a big evening with 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting including 2-of-2 from three-point range. Sophomore Julia Hilbrands (Grand Rapids Christian HS) also tossed in a career-high 13 points off the bench. Sophomore Kelsey Irwin (Fraser HS) also tossed in a piar of three-pointers to help the Calvin offensive attack.
Kellee Wonders led Adrian (1-4 overall, 0-1 MIAA) with 14 points off the bench.
Calvin returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Saint Mary’s for a key conference match slated to begin at 3 p.m.
The game will be broadcast through the Calvin website at: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/calvin.portal#