Olivet defeat paves path toward for MIAA semifinals

The women’s basketball team dominated over Olivet with a final score of 84-33 this past Saturday. Hope led the first quarter with 27-2, the first twenty-four points scored by Olivia Voskuil (’21), Mallory Gerber (’21) and Francesca Buchanan (’19). The winning game left the Flying Dutchmen with a standing of eighth place in the MIAA. Buchanan scored a total of 20 points during this match and has reached a whopping 1,431 points in all 110 games she has participated in. “You know you are having a good day when you get a standing ovation — twice — and go into second on the all-time scoring list,” head coach Brian Morehouse said. The next match, the semifinal, for the women’s basketball team is on Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Trine University.

The men’s basketball team faced the Albion Britons and suffered a defeat. The season finale ended with a score of 87-56. This puts Hope in the number five seed and the MIAA score at 8-6. The game started rough, with Hope never gaining the lead after Albion scored 17- 8. By halftime, the score was 46- 21. At the end of the match, Hope tied for third in the MIAA standings. A notable game performance at this week’s match goes to Jason Beckman (’19), who scored a total of 16 points for the Dutchmen. The next game is the quarter-final against Calvin on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. to see who will be sent to the semifinals at Trine University on the 22nd. Be sure to come out and root for your Dutchmen!

Amanda Olson ('21) is the Webmaster at The Anchor.

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