ANGOLA, Ind. - The Calvin women's basketball team fell to Trine in conference road game Wednesday night by a score of 56-33.
The Thunder (15-4 overall, 9-1 MIAA) came out firing from the beginning and went on a 10-2 run with 4:41 left in the quarter. The Knights seemed to struggle on the offensive end in the beginning, but picked it up towards the end of the quarter by going on a 6-3 run, trailing 13-8 at the end of the 1st quarter
Calvin (11-8 overall, 5-5 MIAA) continued the hot shooting with sophomore Gabby Timmer (Caledonia, MI / South Christian) hitting a three and sophomore Stephanie Coors (Evergreen, CO / Valor Christian) making a fast break lay-up to tie the game at 13-13 in the early minutes of the quarter.
Trine scored on three straight possessions to take a 19-13 lead. Calvin started to gain some ground again and sophomore Baylee GalanBrowne (Evergreen, CO / Evergreen) hit a jumper to pull them within two with a score of 23-21 going into halftime.
The 3rd quarter started out with Calvin going on a 5-0 spurt to take a 26-23 lead with about five minutes left in the quarter. The Thunder took over shortly after by outscoring the Knights 33-7 the rest of the way. Trine outscored Calvin 18-5 in the third quarter to regain the momentum.
Gabby Timmer lead the Knights in scoring with 15 points and added 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season and the 19th of her career.
The Knights shot 23.6% from the field and were 3 of 18 from the three-point line. Calvin had 16 turnovers and was outrebounded 55-39 on the game. Calvin falls to 11-8 on the season and 5-5 in the MIAA.
COACHES COMMENT: "20 minutes isn't going to get it done vs a team like Trine," said Calvin women's basketball head coach Mark Christner. "I though the majority of the second half, Trine got every loose ball and dominated on the board. Life on the road in this league is tough. Our group has responded well all year. We'll need to respond on Saturday."
NEXT UP: Calvin heads to Alma College for a conference matchup on Saturday February 1 with tipoff scheduled for 3 pm.