November 25 - MIAA Athlete of the Week
|Nov. 20||Saint Mary's (Ind.)||52||Elmhurst||56||Final|
|Chicago||79||Trine||70||Final - OT|
|Case Western Reserve||43||Hope||80||M-Club Tournament||Final|
|Albion||88||Hiram||59||Fred Raizk Memorial Tournament||Final|
|Nov. 23||Saint Mary's (Ind.)||56||Defiance||53||Final|
|Mt. St. Joseph||44||Calvin||59||Final|
|Mount Union||48||Hope||82||M-Club Tournament||Final|
|Nov. 26||Adrian||56||Siena Heights||52||Final|
|Hope||92||Grace Christian (Mich.)||41||Final|
|Nov. 27||North Park||71||Saint Mary's (Ind.)||59||Final|
|Nov. 29||Calvin||71||Buena Vista||53||Simpson College Classic with Simpson & Buena Vista||Final|
|Albion||104||Great Lakes Christian||46||Final|
|Simpson||84||Calvin||70||Simpson Thanksgiving Classic||Final|
Around the MIAA (through Nov. 24 games)
Adrian hosts crosstown and NAIA-scholarship Siena Heights on Tuesday…the all-time series is tied at 24 wins apiece, with the Bulldogs standing 16-12 at home over the visiting Saints…junior Sha’Trice Graves, who made the Nov. 16-17 Alvernia All-Tournament Team, leads AC in scoring (12.5 ppg), FG% (.690; 20-29), rebounding (8.5 rpg) and blocks (1.5)…sophomore Rylee Campbell (12.0 ppg) and junior Rachel Bucher (10.0) also score in double digits…Graves is second in school history with 110 blocked shots…the Bulldogs are one of the MIAA’s top-shooting teams so far—ranked second in field goal percentage (.443) and first in three-point accuracy (.366)…Adrian has been idle since defeating Penn College in the Alvernia Tournament third-place game, 68-43.
The Scots picked up wins over Earlham and Anderson last week to improve to 4-2. Junior Stasha Warchock (Marquette, Mich.) led the Scots in scoring with 23 points and was closely followed by junior Emily Long (Dayton, Ohio) with 20. Junior Jeny Brandt (Escanaba, Mich.) had 18 points, 16 rebounds, four steals, and five blocks on the week; she is in the top ten in the MIAA in all four categories.
Calvin had one game this past week where they picked up a 59-44 win on the road at Mount St. Joseph. The Knights outscored 18-7 in the first quarter. Mount St. Joseph tried to make a comeback, but Calvin held them off. Gabby Timmer finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds while Stephanie Coors had 12 points and 5 rebounds. Calvin improves to a 3-2 record on the season.
Hope won its third tournament in three weekends to start the season by defeating Case Western Reserve, 80-43, and host University of Mount Union, 82-48. Junior guard Sydney Muller (Grand Rapids, Mich.) was named Tournament MVP after scoring a game-high 21 points against unbeaten Mount Union. Teammate Courteney Barnes (Mokena, Ill.) also made the all-tournament team for Hope, which is now 6-0 on the season.
After picking up its first win of the season last Saturday against MacMurray, Kalamazoo dropped its lone game of this week in a 60-48 loss to Manchester. The Hornet defense held the Spartans to just 34.4 percent shooting, but the team was unable to make a comeback. Isabelle Clark led the team with 14 points. Georgie Andrews and Kaytlyn Tidey each added 10. Sierra Fraser tallied a team-high 10 rebounds to go along with six points. Kalamazoo is off until Saturday, Nov. 30 when it travels to Calumet College.
Olivet lost both games at the North Park Thanksgiving Tournament. The Comets fell to Elmhurst, 55-54, on a last-second shot, and the host Vikings, 64-47. Against Elmhurst, junior DeeDee Post had her second straight double-double, scoring 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Olivet. Senior Tammy Lee also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while dishing out four assists. Junior Fayth Talbert scored a team-best 10 points. Senior Jazmin Hildebrand came off the bench to score nine points. Talbert and Hildebrand each grabbed five rebounds.
The Belles went 1-1 on the week with a tight loss against Elmhurst and a comeback win against Defiance. Maddie Rzepka paced the offensive efforts by averaging 16.5 points per game. Christina Shadid added a 9.0 ppg effort while Rzepka and Bella Dugas each averaged seven rebounds per contest.
Trine ended the week with a 2-1 record with wins against Oberlin (63-31) and Kenyon (59-40)...Kelsy Taylor averaged 11.3 ppg. for the week and 6.3 rebounds per game...She also had four blocked shots and four steals.
2019-20 MIAA Women's Basketball Standings
|GP||Record||Win %||PF||PA||GP||Record||Win %||PF||PA||Last 10||Streak|
|Saint Mary's (Ind.)||16||7-9||0.438||864||1012||26||10-16||0.385||1441||1667||4-6||Lost 1|