ADRIAN, Mich. – The Calvin women's basketball team claimed an 82-52 conference victory at Adrian on Saturday and in doing so, hit the 20-win plateau for the 17th time in school history and for the first time under head coach Chuck Winkelman.
Calvin (20-4 overall, 11-4 MIAA) has also now secured a spot in the upcoming four-team MIAA Tournament. The Knights will host Albion Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. on Senior Night and can clinch the third seed for the league tournament with a win.
Junior Ali Spayde (Lewis Center, Oh./Worthington Christian HS) led all scorers with 20 points on 7 of 10 shooting while also dishing out four assists. Senior Anna Timmer (Caledonia, Mich./South Christian HS) had 14 points and seven rebounds along with three assists and a pair of steals. Junior Bre Luurtsema (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian HS) added 14 points and five rebounds while senior Lauren Goldthorpe (St. Ignace, Mich./Lasalle HS) had nine points. Sophomore Becca Richards (Fort Gratiot, Mich./Port Huron Northern HS) also distributed four assists while senior MacKenzie Shelton (Niles, Mich./Brandywine HS) had three assists.
Calvin outrebounded the Bulldogs 43-38 and shot 50 percent from the field as well as 70 percent (21 of 30) from the free throw line. Adrian (12-11 overall, 7-8 MIAA) was led by Brigitte Zavithsanos with 11 points but the Bulldogs shot just 26.2 percent from the floor and turned the ball over 21 times.