Women's Basketball Begins 2020 on the Road at MIAA Foe Calvin

The Adrian Bulldogs have a women's basketball team huddle in front of their bench just before the opening tip of a game in 2019-20. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
The Adrian Bulldogs have a women's basketball team huddle in front of their bench just before the opening tip of a game in 2019-20. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--Despite a career-high 19 points in a Bulldogs jersey from junior Arjanae Morgan, Adrian couldn't overcome a strong second half by host Calvin in a 68-50 loss to the Knights during Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

THE BASICS
Final Score: Calvin College 68, Adrian College 50

Location: Van Noord Arena; Grand Rapids, Mich.

Records: Calvin Knights, 8-5 (2-2 MIAA); Adrian Bulldogs, 5-6 overall (0-3 MIAA)

TOP 'DAWGS
= Morgan also tied for the game lead with five assists and three steals.

= Sophomore Addison Bergman added 11 points and led the Bulldogs with seven rebounds to go with three blocked shots.

= Freshman Maddie Schramko came off the bench to swat four blocks and get four rebounds--both career bests. 

THE OPPOSITION
= Gabby Timmer had a double-doubled with game highs of 21 points and 15 rebounds. She went 9-for-15 from the field while also getting seven blocks and four assists.

= Leah Harris contributed 12 points, five assists and three blocks.

= Stephanie Coors chipped in 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks.    

HOW IT HAPPENED
= Calvin outscored Adrian 24-10 in the third quarter to take command of a contest that was close at halftime, when the Knights led 29-22.

= Adrian was trailing 17-10 in the first quarter, but used a 7-0 run over the last 1 minute and 59 seconds to knot the score 17-all after 10 minutes. Bergman keyed the rally by scoring four points on two free throws and a layup at the buzzer.

= The first quarter saw four lead changes and three ties, as Adrian went ahead the last time on Morgan's layup at the 6:12 mark.

= Adrian was held to 30.2 percent from the field (19-63) and missed all nine of his 3-point attempts, while Calvin made 27-of-62 field goals for 43.2 percent.

= The Bulldogs trailed by as many as 25 points in the second half.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Calvin leads the all-time series, 92-27.

UP NEXT
= Adrian will host MIAA opponent Albion at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center.

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