Hope College Basketball continues winning ways in a week that was filled with great results. The Flying Dutch were hosted by the Calvin College Knights.
There, Hope looked to beat Calvin on away ground. And a good game on both ends of the floor the game ended with a score of 63 – 55.
In the first quarter Hope scored 17 points while Calvin scored eight. In the second, Hope scored six while Calvin scored eight and the third Hope scored 12 while Calvin scored 20. The fourth quarter came down in a close game. Hope all scored 14 compared to Calvin’s 13. When in the overtime in the overtime period, Hope scored 14 while Calvin scored 6.
Allison Hendrick (’17) stood out defensively as well as offensively especially in the overtime. Teammates had words of praise for her effort in the game.
“She’s a fearless player,” Guard Angelique Gaddy said, (’17). “She plays really hard on defense and offense when she sees an opening she goes for it she’s determined to make basket I’m not shocked that Allie lifted us like that.”
Hope Forward Francesca Buchanan (’19) led the Flying Dutch in both points and rebounds, with 15 and 7 respectively. She was also tied with Gaddy for the most assists with three in total.
Hope shot at 36.9 percent from the field compared to Calvin who shot 33.3 percent.
Hope was out-rebounded by Calvin with 35 compared to Calvin’s 49 and Calvin also had more assists with Hope having 10 and the Knights having 13. Hope took better care of the ball with 12 turnovers compared to Calvin’s 21 and Hope’s bench also up scored Calvin’s bench with 19 points compared to 8.
The Flying Dutch now have a record of (19-2) with (11-1) MIAA. They go up against Kalamazoo College on Wednesday, Feb. 8. in an away game where they hope to improve their record and continue their stellar season.
The Flying Dutchmen played Alma College in an away game, which ended in a victory. Hope scored 37 first half points, compared to Alma’s 31. The Flying Dutch never trailed and were up to a 10-0 lead, going into the first moments of the game. They also never trailed, after a three pointer was made by Guard Chad Carlson (’17) in the first half.
In the second half, Hope scored 39 point, while Alma scored 40 and the game ended with a score of 76-71, in favor of the Flying Dutchmen.
Hope Forward, Harrison Blackledge (’17) led the game in scoring and rebounding, with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Dante Hawkins (’18) also had 12 points and eight rebounds. Carlson was tied with Forward Cody Stuive (’17) in the assists category with two each. Forward Dennis Towns (’19) had nine points and six rebounds off the bench.
Hope shot at 33.8 percent from the field compared to Alma’s 43.3 percent. Hope pulled down 47 rebounds while Alma tallied 44.
The Flying Dutchmen had five assists compared to Alma’s 14. Hope also had seven turnovers compared to Alma’s 16. The Flying Dutchmen are now (17-4) and (10-0) in the league. They go up against Trine University on February 8. in a home game, where they look to improve to (18-4) and continue with their great season.