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Gabby Timmer picked up her 37th career double-double in the Knights’ 64-60 win at No. 4 UW-Whitewater.
File photo by Calvin athletics

Calvin started his bruising three-game stretch with a win at No. 4 UW-Whitewater while No. 5 Trinity (Texas) completed a rare home-and-home sweep of No. 18 Hardin-Simmons and Ohio Northern topped. No. 8 Trine. On the men’s side, No. 3 UW-Oshkosh eased past No. 21 Illinois Wesleyan in the clash of the Titans.

Calvin used a big game from All-American Gabby Timmer and a late three-pointer from Sydney Cleary to knock off No. 4 UW-Whitewater, 66-64, on Saturday afternoon.

Cleary’s three with 1:34 left put the Knight’s in front 62-61 and then Timmer blocked UW-Whitewater’s potential go-ahead shot on the Warhawks’ ensuing possession. Calvin pushed the lead to 64-61 on two Leah Harris free throws and Sarah Nealy put the game out of reach with two more. Full recap

In a battle of All-American post players, Gabby Timmer piled up 17 points and 11 rebounds for Calvin (5-0) while Aleah Grundahl scored eight points on 4-for-14 shooting for UW-Whitewater (4-1).

In its next two games, Calvin will host No. 1 Hope on Wednesday night and then go to No. 8 Trine next Saturday.

After beating No. 18 Hardin-Simmons on the road on Tuesday night, No. 5 Trinity (Texas) beat the Cowgirls again, this time at home, by a score of 81-68. The Tigers converted 32 Hardin-Simmons’ turnovers into 42 points and led from start to finish. Maggie Robbins paced Trinity (6-0) with 18 points, seven assists, and six rebounds.

Ohio Northern clawed past No. 8 Trine, 53-50, in a game where neither team could muster much against the other’s defense. Ohio Northern had 16 turnovers against eight assists while Trine made just six 2-point field goals. The Thunder held a late lead until Abi Akamine’s jumper put Ohio Northern in front, 51-50, with 19 seconds left. Trine missed a three on its next possession and Mackenzie Suprano sank two free throws for the Polar Bears.

Illinois Wesleyan defeated DePauw, 71-58, in a rematch from the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament. Kate Palmer had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Titans who outscored the Tigers 50-28 in the paint.

No. 3 UW-Oshkosh held No. 21 Illinois Wesleyan scoreless for the final 7:27 of the game and the home-standing Titans pulled away from the visiting Titans, 66-47. UW-Oshkosh scored the final 12 points of the game and got 38 points combined from Hunter Plamann and Eric Peterson on a combined 14-for-28 shooting.

Two late three-pointers from Liam Ruttledge lifted Puget Sound over Pomona-Pitzer, 79-77, in Southern California. Ruttledge finished with 16 points in 24 minutes for the Loggers (4-2).

No. 4 Christopher Newport sailed to its 1,000th victory in program history, as the Captains clobbered Sarah Lawrence, 87-52. The Captains (6-0) shot 60 percent in the second half and outscored the Gryphons in the paint, 54-24.

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