Calvin Women's Basketball Win Streak Snapped by Hope in Rivalry Rematch

Calvin Women's Basketball Win Streak Snapped by Hope in Rivalry Rematch

(Photo courtesy of Hope College Sports Informattion)

HOLLAND, Mich. - Calvin had its four-game conference winning streak come to an end with a 74-50 lost to rival Hope College at DeVos Fieldhouse Wednesday night. 

The Knights came out ready to play by starting the game off with an 8-2 run which was capped off by a jumper for sophomore Abbie Cooley (Castle Rock. CO / Castle View).  Hope responded quickly and tied the game at 8 with six minutes left in the first quarter. 

It became a back-and-forth contest the reminder of the quarter with the Flying Dutch scoring with 15 seconds left and taking a 17-14 leading heading into the second quarter.

Third-ranked Hope outscored Calvin 23-8 in the second quarter as the Flying Dutch were 10-19 from the field and took a 40-23 lead heading into halftime. Calvin shot 10-of-30 from the field and was 1-of-10 from the three-point line.

The Flying Dutch (15-0 overall, 6-0 MIAA) maintained control of the game over the final 20 minutes, outscoring the Knights 34-28 in the second half to get the win by a score of 74-50.

Calvin (10-6 overall, 4-3 MIAA) shot 30.3% from the field and 20.7% from three. Hope outrebounded Calvin 43-26 and was 14-17 from the free throw line. Hope also had 37 points from the bench.

Sophomore Stephanie Coors (Evergreen, CO / Valor Christian) lead the Knights in scoring with 12 points while sophomore Gabby Timmer (Caledonia, MI / South Christian) had 10 points and 6 rebounds.

Hope's leading scorer was Jess Mooman with 14 points followed by teammate Courtney Barnes.

COACHES COMMENT: "I thought our approach to the game was good," said Calvin women's basketball head coach Mark Christner. "We had some good looks at the basket. We just need to make more. I also credit Hope. They played extremely well."

NEXT UP: The Knights head to Kalamazoo College for a conference matchup on Saturday January 18 with tip-off scheduled for 3:00 p.m.