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WINONA LAKE, Ind- The Great Lakes Men's Basketball team was back in action for 2020 Thursday afternoon taking on Grace College. Grace a member of NAIA and NCCAA DI was ranked #10 in NCCAA DI coming into the matchup. GLCC started off slow as the Lancers from Grace College jumped out to a 28-14 lead early. The Crusaders clawed their way back in cutting the lead to as little as five but the Lancers used a later run and capitalizing on the Crusaders mistakes in the half court to go into the half with an 11 point lead.
Out of the break the Crusaders still could not shake off the rust, and Lancers made GLCC pay building the lead as large as 18. After a timeout by Coach Rich Westerlund the Crusaders finally came to life in large part because of Isiah Reed. Reed scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half. Kevin Wright and Jahmal Eggleston also provided a big spark off the bench as the Crusaders cut the lead to five with five minutes to go. The Lancers remained calm and executed well down the stretch to put the Crusaders away 87-68. Reed led all scorers with 27 points and 10 rebounds.
Inside the Box Score:
What Coach Says:
"I am disappointed. I don't think we came with the energy we need to today in order to win a ball game. Our press was as bad as I have seen it. We dug ourselves too deep of a hole to climb out of. Grace College did exactly what they were supposed to do. I am proud we continued to compete though, we had our chances but just did not capitalize. We have to be better moving forward." On Isiah Reed, "I thought Zay was in the zone today, especially in second half. We tried to make sure he got those touches too. He is one of the best guards in the country and today was a prime example of that."
Crusaders will take on Holy Family University from Manitowoc, WI, Monday January 6th at 7:00pm.
-Compliments of GLCC Athletics
By Julie Newell Lansing Community College Sports/Photo Editor
The LCC women's basketball team defeated St. Clair Community College on Nov. 20, 57-40. Freshman Jada Moorehead scored 30 points to lead the team. This win puts the Stars' record at 3-1. "Overall I'm proud of the fight," LCC Head Coach Layne Ingram said. "(I'm) proud of the plays they make down the stretch."
According to Ingram, in the first half of the game the Stars struggled by having eight turnovers.
"We need to make sure we didn't have any unnecessary turnovers," Ingram said. "We need to make sure we push the ball, box out and rebound." Sophomores Celia Ridsdale delivered five assists and Tanaesha Daniels grabbed eight rebounds in the game.
So far this season, the Stars have also won against Great Lake Christian College at LCC on Nov. 5, 84-69; and won in overtime against Owens Community College at LCC on Nov. 14, 81-76.
The Stars' only loss so far was at LCC against Hope College on Nov. 13, 80-41.
"I think we'll be a fun team to watch," Ingram commented.
The Stars are set to play Delta College on Monday, Dec. 2. The next home game is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4 in the Gannon Gym against Schoolcraft College. Action starts at 5:30 p.m.
LCC Associate Editor Robin Morales contributed to this story.
Early Adrian Goals Not Enough as Game Results in a Tie
NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- The Adrian College women's hockey team traveled to Vermont to face Elmira College in their first game of the East-West Hockey Classic. The Bulldogs went into the third period with a 2-0 lead, but the Eagles were able to tie the game and force overtime. In overtime, Adrian had a chance to score on a powerplay, but came up unsuccessful which forced the game to end in a 2-2 tie.
Final: Adrian College 2, Elmira College 2
Location: Norwich University (Kreitzberg Arena)
Records: Adrian 9-2-1, Elmira 7-2-1
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Bulldogs came out strong by putting five shots on goal in the first ten minutes of the game. Brianna Buchanan netted the first goal of the game, and her eigth of the season, to take a 1-0 lead in the first period. Jacqueline White added the assist on the goal which resulted in her eleventh of the year.
Adrian forced a slashing penalty and a cross-checking penalty to give themselves a 5 on 3 advantage. During the powerplay, White found the back of the net off assists from Jessica VonRuden and Kelly O'Sullivan to take a 2-0 lead. White's goal marked her sixth of the season while VonRuden grabbed her ninth assist of the year and O'Sullivan picked up her eleventh.
Trailing 2-0 in the third period, Elmira found the back of the net to chip into the Adrian lead. Later in the period, the Eagles scored again to even the score at 2-2. A late third period penalty call against the Bulldogs allowed a chance for Elmira to score on a powerplay, but the Adrian defense came up strong and killed the penalty to send the game to overtime.
In overtime, the Bulldogs forced another Elmira penalty with just over 3:30 to play. Adrian was able to put up four shots during their two minute advantage, but couldn't find the netting to seal a win.
Denisa Jandova earned the number two star of the game in goal. Jandova played all 65 minutes while facing 24 shots and tallying 22 saves.
Jacqueline White earned the number one star on the game with her assist on the first Adrian goal while also adding a goal of her own in the second period.
The Bulldogs will face Plattsburgh St. in the East-West Classic Championship game on Monday, January 6 at 4:00 PM. Plattsburgh St. defeated the host, Norwich University, 6-3 in the opening night game.
-courtesy of Adrian Bulldogs
Albion makes plays down the stretch to post men's basketball win
ALBION, Mich. – The Albion College men's basketball team won its third straight Saturday, turning back Case Western Reserve University, 74-69, but Head Coach Jody May hopes the Britons learned a lesson in the process.
"Good teams don't wait 30 minutes to turn it on," May said after the Britons improved to 9-2 heading into its Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association opener, a Wednesday night home game against Calvin University. "Case Western outplayed us for 30 minutes, but we made enough plays down the stretch."
Albion had to be perfect down the stretch after falling behind 56-44 with 11:40 left. Albion still trailed 60-52 with 7:20 left.
Case Western made only two baskets in the final 7:20, and its seven other points came from the free throw line.
Juwan Perry, Devin Holmes and MJ Barnes, players who come off the bench, provided some of Albion's most important baskets. Perry knocked down a 3-point basket to pull Albion within one with 3 ½ minutes left, Holmes scored in the lane to keep Albion down one with 2 ½ minutes left and Barnes jumper put Albion ahead, 70-69, with a minute left.
After a Case Western turnover, Jamezell Davis, Jr., Albion's most dependable player in clutch moments, knocked down a jumper to extend the Albion lead to 72-69 with 28 seconds left.
Caden Ebeling finished the scoring when he tacked on a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left.
-Courtesy of Albion College
Scots Defeat Finlandia with Late Run
Hancock, Mich. - The Alma College men's basketball team scored a come-from-behind 97-89 victory over Finlandia University on Saturday (Jan. 4) afternoon.
Alma (6-5) trailed for most of the game and was down by as many as seven points before staging a comeback in the final five minutes. The Scots outscored Finlandia 20-8 to end the game; 11 points came from the free-throw line, while the other nine came by way of the three-pointer – one from Steven Harvey (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Eastern) and two from Kyle Woodruff (Grand Blanc, Mich. / Holly).
Woodruff finished with a game-high 20 points. Harvey had 16 points and nine rebounds. Ryan Stevens (Lowell, Mich. / Lowell) was two rebounds away from a triple-double with 13 points, 13 assists and eight boards. In all, six Scots scored in double figures.
"This wasn't necessarily how we wanted to play in the new year but a win is a win," said Head Coach Ryan Clark. "We didn't shoot the ball very well in the first half and Finlandia came out confident and scrappy. They have some guys that can really shoot the ball and we were too lax on them to start the game and they got going. I'm proud of the way we battled back and finished a close game on the road, though. We got hot shooting the ball at the right time and got some key stops the last 5-6 minutes of the game to pull it out."
Alma trailed 44-41 at the half after shooting under 40 percent from the field and under 30 percent from three. The tide turned in the second half when Alma forced the Lions to shoot 28 percent from three
There were 10 ties and 18 lead changes in the game; Alma never trailed by more than seven.
The Scots' next game is Wednesday (Jan. 8) at 7:30 p.m. They will host Adrian College in the opening of MIAA play.
-Courtesy of Alma College
Calvin Men's Basketball Tames Tigers of Grace Christian in Saturday Night Shootout
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – In a Saturday night shootout, Calvin claimed a 100-90 victory over Grace Christian University at Van Noord Arena. Calvin and Grace Christian began the game trading baskets in the early minutes of the game. The Knights found themselves trailing 15-10 in the opening five minutes of the game. The Knights tied the game at 22 on a layup senior Alex Bos (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) with 11 minutes left in the first half. It continued to be a back-and-forth battle throughout the remainder of the first half.
The Knights held a five-point lead that was capped off by three free throws by senior Tony DeWitte (Grandville, Mich./Calvin Christian HS) to claim a 31-26 lead. The Tigers battled back late in the first half and went on a 6-0 run to and took a 45-44 lead going into halftime. Calvin shot 51% from the field and was 7 of 17 from the three-point line in the first half.
The third quarter started with a 7-0 outburst by the Knights to take a 52-45 advantage. The Tigers responded quickly with a 10-0 run of their own to take a 55-52 lead with 15 minutes left in the game.
With four and-a-half minutes left and the game tied 84-84, senior Derrick DeVries (Grand Rapids, Mich./Covenant Christian HS) took over. He scored 12 straight points for Calvin to give the Knights a 10-point lead with 1:45 remaining. The Knights held the lead the rest of the game to pick up the win.
Alex Bos had a career night with 30 points on 10 of 11 shooting while also grabbing 11 rebounds while DeVries finished with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. The Knights shot an impressive 14 of 30 from the three-point line and shot 58% from the field overall. With his 29-point effort, DeVries bumped his career total to 1,195 points to move past Tyler Kruis and into 15th place on the all-time Calvin career list.
COACHES COMMENTS: "Both teams struggled to play defense tonight," said Calvin men's basketball head coach Bill Sall. "They have some weapons that scored, and we certainly did a nice job of making them pay with the way they have to match up with us. We had a couple guys in Alex Bos and Derrick DeVries really step up. Derrick is difficult to defend and we put him in good position to score. The thing that stands out about him tonight is that he had nine assists and he could have had a few more if we had made a few more shots. He did a great job finding the open man. This was a good game for us heading into the league because I think Grace Christian is as good as many of the teams we will see in our league. The one thing we need to keep working on is learning how to defend. We had a few situations where we had good scoring runs but we weren't able to dig in and defend. Developing a defensive mind-set will be a key for this team."
UP NEXT: Calvin heads to Albion for a conference matchup at 7:30pm on January 8.
-Story Courtesy of Calvin Athletics
BASEBALL'S STU FRITZ STARTS TERM AS AMERICAN BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
by Alan Babbitt
Stu Fritz, Hope College's baseball coach, began his year-long term as president of American Baseball Coaches Association last week in Nashville, Tennessee. Fritz has been a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Board of Directors the past four years as a vice-president. He was installed as president at a ceremony during the annual American Baseball Coaches Association Convention.
Founded in 1945, the American Baseball Coaches Association is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its nearly 13,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.
This spring, Fritz will coach his 27th baseball season with the Flying Dutchmen.
Since 1994, Fritz has led Hope to a 578-435-2 record on the diamond, including a 411-225 mark in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play. He has guided the Flying Dutchmen to nine MIAA titles and four NCAA Division III Tourament appearances. Fritz has helped grow the game of baseball at several levels in the United States and abroad. In addition to supporting the ABCA, Fritz has chaired the NCAA Championships national committee. Later this month, Fritz will make his second trip to Switzerland to host training sessions for baseball coaches there.
The 2007 Hope team played in the 26th annual "Prague Baseball Week" tournament in the Czech Republic. In the summer of 2001 he coached a U.S. youth all-star team in Australia. From 1996 to 1998, he coached a youth team through the Roberto Clemente All-Stars program in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the summer.
Prior to coming to Hope, Fritz taught in the Humboldt, Iowa, school system. He was an elementary physical education teacher, the high school baseball coach and offensive coordinator for the high school football team. He led the Humboldt High School baseball team to a 72-30 record over four seasons, including a trip to the state semifinals in 1990. Fritz is a 1988 graduate of Wartburg College where he lettered in baseball and football.
-Story Courtesy of Hope Athletics
Women's Basketball Falls to Alma
ALMA, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College women's basketball team dropped its first game of the new year as the Hornets fell at Alma 71-41. The game opened with the Hornets and Scots trading baskets as Kalamazoo obtained a 7-6 lead just under three minutes in. An Alma three-pointer on the following possession gave the Scots the lead and they did not look back holding that lead for the remainder of the game. Kalamazoo finished the game shooting 14-for-57 (24.6%) and connected on four of 18 three-point attempts.
Kaytlyn Tidey led the team with 18 points on six of 17 shooting.
Isabelle Clark added 10 points of her own.
Georgie Andrews secured a team-high 10 rebounds while scoring four points.
The Hornets return to play on Wednesday, Jan. 8 when they host Hope College at 7:30 p.m.
-Photo by Kimberly Moss, Story courtesy of Kalamazoo Athletics
Tyndall also expressed optimism about Doumbouya’s future in the NBA. “He’s going to be a good NBA player,” he said. “When that’s going to be, I don’t know, but the fact that he’s so receptive to coaching thus far, that’s going to expedite his process.”
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