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!