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Re: MIAA
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2005, 12:33:31 pm »
 ???....nobody answered my question about K, but looks like they did on their own.  That was a tough UWRFalls team who quite frankly burried Finlandia friday night.  2-0 for the Lady Hornets!  Surprisingly, they did not have a problem scoring; in fact on friday night 6 players were in double digits (2 had double doubles); solid balance and d; also, they outrebounded one of the teams I think.  Way to go K.  Somethin brewin perhaps?  W'll see.....I think the league games, particularly the first round will be a tell tell sign.  How did everyone else do?...any special reports out there?

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Re: MIAA
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2005, 09:16:10 pm »
Hope looked absolutely dominant in their game over Edgewood - a team picked to win their conference and get an NCAA bid this year.  I predict we will see both Hope teams in the tournament this year
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Re: MIAA
« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2005, 04:30:19 am »
I think Albion should be a force to be reckoned with.  They are now 2-0....and will be playing @ John Carroll Tuesday, and on Saturday Home against Goshen.  We'll see if they will continue to click.  They lost some key players from last year, but I am sure they will show their resiliency throughout the season.

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Hope's Schedule
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2005, 06:44:09 pm »
In the past we have talked alot (especially in the men's forum but also in this one) about Hope's scheduling decisions.  I finally looked at the full schedule this year.  It appears that Morehouse was able to put together a tough test during the season this year that would help with the tournament seeding and positioning (if they get to that point).

- 6 out of 9 non-conference are in region.
- Wheaton is in the preseason top-25 (11th).
- 2 (Wilmington and Franklin) are also receiving votes. 
- 6 are neutral court games

All in all, it appears to be a bit more difficult and tournament number ready than the ones that I have seen in the past.  If I get a chance I will look at Calvin's and Albion's as well.  Would be interested to see if GVW was able to create a strong schedule as well with the opening of the fieldhouse.

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Re: MIAA
« Reply #49 on: December 01, 2005, 07:24:44 pm »
who is GVW?

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Re: MIAA
« Reply #50 on: December 01, 2005, 10:17:02 pm »
Glenn Van Wieren - mens BB coach at Hope
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2005-2006 MIAA
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2005, 01:19:00 pm »
Do the Calvin women move into the NCAA D3 top-20?
They beat Wheaton, the #7 team in the NCAA D3, the day after Wheaton beat Hope, the #11 team.

With #24 Albion (6-0) waiting in the wings.

The December 7 Dutch v. Albion match-up should do some sorting on the women's side.

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Re: MIAA
« Reply #52 on: December 05, 2005, 07:21:21 am »
The Knights definitely ought to get some lovin' from the pollsters after defeating Wheaton, especially since they finished in the elite 8 last year, and coach Ross suggested that this year's team is one of the most talented ever.

True, they're very young, with only one junior and one senior on the team, but they showed they are getting it together in the Wheaton victory. The Thunder's terrific pressure defense forced 30 turnovers, but they forced 36 against #11 Hope the previous day. However, they couldn't sufficiently contain Calvin's post game, with pre-season All-American Lisa Winkle, future All-American Marcia Harris, and sis Sarah Winkle, who's just about as good as the other two but isn't called upon to score as much.

But the most impressive part is that the defense is apparently also getting its act together, holding Wheaton to 45 points, which is 22 less than their season average.

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Re: MIAA
« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2005, 10:34:44 am »
BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG WEEK in the MIAA!!
Wed's schedule:
Adrian at Saint Mary's, 7:30 p.m.
Calvin at Kalamazoo, 8 p.m.
Hope at Albion, 7:30 p.m.
Alma at Aquinas, 7 p.m.

Saturday's Schedule:
Kalamazoo at Adrian, 3 p.m.
Saint Mary's at Alma, 3 p.m.
Tri-State at Hope, 5 p.m.
Spring Arbor at Olivet, 1 p.m.


KZOO gets its frist test in MIAA action under coach TSJ.  Hope and Albion have a showdown...Adrian and St. M's; then on Sat another test for the Lady Hornets.  Will be interesting to see what happens!!!!

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Re: MIAA
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2005, 03:23:55 pm »
WOW!!! 3 MIAA teams in the top 25 - Hope at 16, Albion at 21, and Calvin at 24.   Add to that 2 mens teams in the top 10, and the league is looking pretty great!
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Re: MIAA
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2005, 04:07:25 pm »
WOW!!! 3 MIAA teams in the top 25 - Hope at 16, Albion at 21, and Calvin at 24.

Nice!

There are still lots of questions about the teams in the league, though. Albion is 6-0, but hasn't played any really tough teams. Hope has some lopsided wins and a 4-1 record, but the four victories are against weak teams, with a combined record of 4-16. Wednesday's Hope at Albion game will indeed be a big one. A solid victory by either team could drop the other one out of the top 25.

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Re: MIAA
« Reply #56 on: December 07, 2005, 09:52:16 pm »
Hope beats Albion in OT 82-78

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Re: MIAA
« Reply #57 on: December 07, 2005, 09:56:50 pm »
Not only is this the first time Hope has beaten Albion since Dec of 2003, Albion was up by 18 in the 1st - lead by 16 at the half - as much as 18 in the second. Hope got it down to 3 with 7 or so minutes left, then Albion got it back to 10.  Bria Ebels banks in a 3 to put it into OT.  Hope outscored Albion 6-2 in OT for the win.   Huge boost for the Dutch, and proof that both teams belong in the top 25.
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12/07/05 MIAA scores
« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2005, 11:45:47 pm »
Hope 82 over Albion 78 (OT)
Calvin 62 over Kalamazoo 39
St. Mary's 67 over Adrian 50
Aquinas 60 over Alma 45 (non-conference)

MIAA women's standings 12/07/05

Olivet 1-0
Hope 2-0
Calvin 2-0
Albion 1-1
St. Mary's 1-1
Kalamazoo 0-1
Alma 0-1
Tri-State 0-1
Adrian 0-2

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Re: MIAA
« Reply #59 on: December 08, 2005, 12:58:09 pm »
Anyone happen to know why the women get into conference play before the men?  More tournaments on the mens side?