GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's basketball team picked up an important MIAA victory on Wednesday night against the Adrian Bulldogs. The 64-58 victory send Calvin to 13-2 on the season and 5-2 in the MIAA. Adrian falls to 7-7 and 3-4 in the MIAA.
The Knights and Bulldogs found themselves in a defensive battle in the first half, with Adrian going into halftime leading, 24-21.
The Calvin offense came alive in the third quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs in the third, 27-16. The Knights would close the final six minutes of the third quarter on a 17-7 run. Junior Ali Spayde (Lewis Center, Ohio/Worthington Christian) had eight points in the Calvin run.
The Bulldogs would not go away and cut the Calvin lead to 57-55 with 3:29 remaining. The Knights would make the plays they needed to make to secure the victory.
Ali Spayde led the Knights with 17 points on Wednesday.
Senior Anna Timmer (Caledonia, Mich./South Christian) had her eighth double-double of the year with 15 points and 15 rebounds, she also finished with a game-high five steals. Junior Bre Luurtsema (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) also tallied 15 points.
The Knights outrebounded the Bulldogs, 38-35.
With her 15 point effort on Wednesday, Timmer boosted her career scoring total to 1,106 points, moving past Pam Wubben and into 12th place on the Calvin career scoring list.
Calvin returns to action on Saturday at Albion.
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