Hope College weekend sports in full force


Angelique Gaddy (’17)

Women’s basketball
Hope College women’s basketball continues their stellar season with another win. In true Hope fashion, the Flying Dutch played at Adrian College away on Jan. 21.

In the win, Hope Center, Francesca Buchanan (’19), tallied 20 points, a game high. Guard Angelique Gaddy (’17) had a significant career-high 10 assists and Forward Mandy Traversa (’17) pulled down 13 rebounds.

Hope shot at 40 percent from the field, compared to Adrian’s 34.9 percent. The Flying Dutch also out-rebounded Adrian, with 44 compared to 35. The same trend went for assists, with Hope tallying 15 in total compared to Adrian’s eight.

The Flying Dutch led scoring in all except the last quarter, outscoring Adrian 16-8 in the first, 15-11 in the second, 19-16 in the third and 17-20 in the fourth. The game ended in a 67-55 win and The Flying Dutch now raise their Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association record to 17-1 overall and 9-0 in the league itself.

The Flying Dutch will face Albion College on Jan. 25, where they will look to get another victory for the books.


Harrison Blackledge (’17)

Men’s basketball
Men’s basketball continues to perform as they overcome Kalamazoo College by 20 points. Coming in, the Dutchmen went on an 8-0 run in the first minutes of the game.

Forward Harrison Blackledge (’17) led all scorers with a total of 16 points, Guard Dante Hawkins (’18) had 13 and Forward Teddy Ray (’19) chipped in 12 points as well. The night also saw Mitchell O’Brien (’17) put up a career high 13 points, coming off the bench.

The Dutchmen shot an excellent 47.1 percent from the field compared to an impressive Kalamazoo’s 43.2 percent. Hope tallied a total of 16 assists and Kalamazoo matched that with 16 assists as well. Hope trailed in rebounds to Kalamazoo, with a total of 30-32. Hope is now 13-4 overall and 6-0 in MIAA play.

The team faces Calvin College next in an away game, where they will look to defeat their counterparts on Jan. 25.


Cameron Jones (’17)

Men’s track and field
This weekend the Hope Men’s track and field team stood out in two events at Aquinas College.

The team was boosted by Cameron Jones (’17), who clocked in the swiftest time of one minute, 24.65 seconds in 600 meters.

Joshua Izenbart (’20) tied for the first spot in the high jump category, with a leap of 12.78 meters. Brandon Wolliston (’18) recorded the second best time, with a total of 51 seconds in the 400 meters dash.

Louis Kopp (’19) was the runner-up in the tripple jump category with a leap of 12.78 meters, while Tucker Gibbons (’19) finished in fourth, with a total of 12.18 meters in the same category.

Tyler Brinks (’17) was third place in the one meter run, with four minutes and 41.67 seconds. Nathan Schloff (’20) took fifth, with four minutes and 42.44 seconds in the same category.

Brenden Jones (’20) finished in third place, in the 1,000 meter dash with a time of two minutes and 40.68 seconds. Andrew Vandebunte (’20) took fifth with two minutes and 51.06 seconds.

Ben Pederson (’18) came in third, with nine minutes and 26.05 seconds, in the 3,000 meter category. Justin Freeman (’19) took the fourth spot in the 60 meters category at 7.19 seconds. Gibbons also came fifth in the long jump at 5.92 meters.

Ty Hergenreder came in the fifth piosition in the 800 meters run with a time of two minutes and 9.33 seconds.

Women’s track and field
Alexis Guttilla (’18) took the fastest one-mile time with five minutes and 24.84 seconds. Hannah Kenney (’20) came in second, with five minutes and 33.63 seconds and Sally Hansma (’20) came in third, with five minutes and 35.50 seconds.

Rachel Satkiewicz (’18) came in second in the 400 meter category with a minute and 1.51 seconds. Alison Rich (’18) was third in the high jump category at 1.47 meters.

Gutilla also took fourth in the 800 meter category with two minutes and 29.96 seconds. Hope’s next meet will be on Feb. 4 at the Windy City Invitational at the University of Chicago.
Check out athletics.hope.edu for more details on the different sporting events, both ongoing and in the future.

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