Calvin Women's Basketball Clips Comets 70-55 at Van Noord Arena

Calvin Women's Basketball Clips Comets 70-55 at Van Noord Arena

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The 25th-ranked Calvin women's basketball team got back on the winning track with a 70-55 victory over Olivet on Saturday at Van Noord Arena.

Calvin (12-2 overall, 4-2 MIAA) led 40-19 at halftime as the Knights outscored the Comets 20-8 in the second quarter.

Calvin cruised from that point on to claim the win.

Junior Ali Spayde (Lewis Center, Oh./Worthington Christian HS) tossed in a team-high 20 points. Senior Anna Timmer (Caledonia, Mich./South Christian HS) notched her 17th collegiate double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds. Junior Bre Luurtsema (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian HS) came up with her 10th collegiate double-double and nearly recorded a triple-double as she tallied seven points, 15 rebounds and a career-high 11 assists. Her assist total matches the sixth-highest single-game total in Calvin women's basketball history.

Junior Becca Richards (Fort Gratiot, Mich./Port Huron Northern HS) tossed in a career-high 11 points off the bench, connecting on three triples.

Jillian Nickels led Olivet with 20 points.

Calvin outboarded Olivet 46-31. The Knights shot 45.2 percent from the floor and were 7 of 22 (.318) from three-point range.

Calvin is back in action on Wednesday when it hosts Adrian at 6 p.m. at Van Noord Arena.

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