MIAA Women's Basketball Week #10 Wrap-Up

MIAA Women's Basketball Week #10 Wrap-Up

January 15 - MIAA Player of the Week


Last Week's Results

 
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Date Home Score Away Score Notes Status Links
Jan. 07 Aquinas 85 Olivet 47 Final
Jan. 09 Saint Mary's (Ind.) 70 Kalamazoo * 48 Final
  Hope 80 Alma * 51 Final
  Trine 87 Adrian * 35 Final
  Albion 88 Calvin * 62 Final
Jan. 12 Finlandia 85 Adrian 78 Final - OT
  Kalamazoo 44 Olivet * 50 Final
  Saint Mary's (Ind.) 47 Trine * 84 Final
  Alma 55 Albion * 75 Final
  Calvin 38 Hope * 50 Final
* Conference

Next Week's Games

 
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Date Home Score Away Score Notes Status Links
Jan. 16 Olivet 40 Adrian * 62 Final
  Kalamazoo 48 Calvin * 82 Final
  Trine 59 Albion * 42 Final
  Hope 93 Saint Mary's (Ind.) * 44 Final
Jan. 19 Trine 77 Alma * 41 Final
  Kalamazoo 39 Adrian * 75 Final
  Calvin 69 Saint Mary's (Ind.) * 76 Final
  Olivet 43 Albion * 64 Final
* Conference

Around the MIAA

Adrian (5-11, 1-6)

Adrian lost a pair of road games to nationally-ranked Trine, 87-35, and non-conference, intrastate foe Finlandia, 85-78 in overtime…this week, the Bulldogs complete a five-game road swing versus MIAA competition at Olivet (Jan. 16) and Kalamazoo (Jan. 19)—marking the longest stretch away from home since the start of the 2016-17 season (seven games)…despite the seven-point loss to the Lions, Adrian had eight blocked shots to reset a program record with 94 in a season…in 2017-18, Adrian had 89…sophomore Sha’Trice Graves continues to lead NCAA Division III with 54 blocks--which ranks second on the school's all-time single-season chart…classmate Rachel Bucher tied her career high for rebounds (11) while recording her first career double-double at Finlandia…senior Ashley Morris, who reached the 800-point plateau (809) last week, posted her fourth career double-double while tying her personal record of 25 points and setting one for rebounds (12) at Finlandia…Morris is Adrian’s top scorer with 14.1 points per game for eighth in the conference.


Albion (13-2, 6-1)

At 78.4 points per game through last Thursday, Albion scoring offense was 14th in Division III…Albion was also among the top 20 in Division III in steals per game (18th) and free throws made (19th with 224)…Evelyn Wischmeyer (Lake Orion, Mich.) boasts the third-best 3-point field goal percentage in Division III. She is shooting 53 percent (26-of-49) from beyond the arc…Wischmeyer fell a rebound shy of a double-double with 21 points and nine rebounds at Alma…Rain Hinton (Fort Wayne, Ind.) averaged 20 points and 8.5 rebounds last week. She shot 52 percent (14-of-27) from the field.

Alma (8-9, 3-5)

Alma went head-to-head with two tough opponents that sit high in the conference standings. On Wednesday (Jan. 9) the Scots' lost, 80-51, at nationally-ranked Hope College. Alma then hosted Albion college Saturday (Jan. 12) and fell to the Britons, 75-55. Senior forward Madeline Barnauskas (Livonia, Mich.) was the team's leading scorer in both games with 12 against Hope and 14 versus Albion. Sophomore center Jeny Brandt (Escanaba, Mich.) recorded her third double-double of the season Saturday with 10 points and 11 rebounds.


Calvin (8-8, 3-4)

Calvin dropped a pair of games last week, falling at Albion 88-62 on Wednesday and then dropping a 50-38 contest to Hope on Saturday. Freshman Gabby Timmer had 19 points and eight rebounds in the loss to Albion while freshman Stephanie Coors dropped in 10. In Saturday's contest against rival Hope, the Knights trailed by five mid-way through the fourth quarter but were outscored 14-7 down the stretch. Timmer just missed a triple-double, amassing 16 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high eight blocked shots. The Knights travel to Kalamazoo on Wednesday and will host Saint Mary's on Saturday.


No. 7/9 Hope (14-2, 6-1)

Hope remained in second place in the MIAA standings with two wins last week: 80-51 vs. Alma College at home on Wednesday and 50-38 at Calvin College on Saturday in The Rivalry's 122nd game. Senior forward Francesca Buchanan (Grant, Mich.) recorded two double-doubles and averaged 23.5 points and 12.0 points over the two games.

Kalamazoo (0-15, 0-7)

The Kalamazoo College women’s basketball team fell at Saint Mary’s (70-48) and at home against Olivet (50-44) this week. Freshman Kaytlyn Tidey continued to lead Kalamazoo offensively with 18 points against the Belles and 14 points in the home contest with the Comets. Tidey has scored 10 or more points in 13 of Kalamazoo’s 15 games this season. The Hornets have a pair of home games this week as they play host to Calvin on Wednesday and Adrian on Saturday.


Olivet (6-10, 2-5)

Olivet snapped a six-game losing streak with a 50-44 win at Kalamazoo. Junior Kim Buie came off the bench to post season-highs in points (11), rebounds (nine) and blocks (five). Senior Shawnee Dame finished with nine points. Junior Tammy Lee also grabbed nine rebounds.


Saint Mary's (7-9, 4-3)

The Belles went 1-1 on the week with a 70-48 win over Kalamazoo on Wednesday and an 84-47 setback against No. 11 Trine on Saturday. Giavanna Paradiso continued to lead the way with 18 points against the Hornets and 24 against the Thunder. Erin Maloney moved into third place all-time in program history for career steals in the victory against Kalamazoo.


No. 10/10 Trine (14-2, 7-0)

Defeated Adrian (87-35) and Saint Mary's (84-47). Senior Brandi Dawson averaged 19.0 points per game for the week.


 

2018-19 MIAA Women's Basketball Standings


  Conference Overall
GP Record Win % PF PA GP Record Win % PF PA Last 10 Streak
Trine 16 16-0 1.000 1232 773   29 26-3 0.897 2131 1474 9-1 Lost 1
Hope 16 14-2 0.875 1232 784   29 24-5 0.828 2183 1469 8-2 Lost 1
Albion 16 10-6 0.625 1123 977   26 18-8 0.692 1878 1551 5-5 Lost 1
Alma 16 9-7 0.563 969 1004   27 15-12 0.556 1621 1716 7-3 Lost 1
Calvin 16 7-9 0.438 998 1018   26 12-14 0.462 1626 1653 4-6 Lost 1
Saint Mary's (Ind.) 16 7-9 0.438 932 1039   27 11-16 0.407 1508 1702 4-6 Lost 1
Adrian 16 5-11 0.313 914 1040   25 9-16 0.360 1507 1618 4-6 Lost 5
Olivet 16 4-12 0.250 811 1084   25 8-17 0.320 1396 1689 3-7 Lost 2
Kalamazoo 16 0-16 0.000 751 1243   25 0-25 0.000 1165 1896 0-10 Lost 25