It was a cold winter night in Holland as the Hornets arrived anticipating to defeat Hope for the first time this season. They came out ready to play, but struggled to score in the opening half. The strangling defense of Hope was just too much for the Hornets and they were unable to come back from the deficit created in the first half.
The women’s basketball team fought hard against Hope College, but came up short in their playoff game this Wednesday night. Hope beat the Hornets 62-48 to end their season.
Grace Smith ’17 led the way for the Hornets when she scored 11 points. Senior Captain Emily Lindsay ’15 added 10 points, including scoring her 1000th career point as a Hornet. Kelsey Adamski ’16 added nine points and four assists. Perri Nicholson ’15 added seven points and 18 rebounds in the losing effort.
Despite the focus on this one season ending loss for the women, it should be remembered they had an incredible season and made great strides under Coach Katie Miller.
This season was very enjoyable for not just the players, but all the members of campus too. This was obvious when a large amount of K students, faculty, coaches and other members of the campus community traveled to Holland Wednesday night. They were all there to watch and support their Hornets as they took on archrival Hope.
Led by the five incredible seniors Emily Lindsay, Hannah Maness, Querubin Dubois, Perri Nicholson and Veronica Hayden, the women experienced one of the best seasons in K’s history. They finished third in the MIAA regular season and made the playoffs for the first time under Coach Miller. Their hard work and dedication throughout their years here at K has definitely been greatly appreciated by the campus community. With this hard work and dedication, the team achieved the second best record in Kalamazoo College Women’s Basketball history with a 16-10 overall record.
Lindsay became the eleventh player in K’s history to score over 1000 career points. She recorded 1006 total points in her career and constantly helped the team succeed in her four years. Lindsay also holds the school record for most three pointers made in a single season at 53 and the school record for most three pointers made in a career at 152.
Although this loss marks the end, the campus will still hold great pride in the way the women played and performed this season—forever and always in K’s basketball history.