Calvin women lock down Hope, Tommies fall

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Kayla Engelhard scored seven of Calvin's first nine points and also hit four free throws in the final 16 seconds to seal the No. 2 Knights' win.
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No. 2 Calvin bounced back from a two-possession second half deficit and held off its archrival down the stretch to defeat No. 5 Hope 64-59.

Carissa Verkaik scored a game-high 17 points while Kayla Engelhard added 16 for the Knights, who held Liz Ellis to 3-for-20 shooting from the floor and Courtney Kust to 1-for-10 in the win. Calvin turned the ball over twice in the final minute but Hope was unable to take advantage.

St. Thomas' 33-game win streak against MIAC opponents came to an end as St. Benedict knocked off the Tommies 66-62. Whitney Canton scored 14 and Morgan Dale had a game-high 16 rebounds for the Blazers. St. Thomas hadn't lost a conference game since Sept. 16, 2011. 

Thomas More scored most of its points in a 41-9 run in a 63-50 win against St. Vincent. The Saints scored the last 22 points of the first half and blew it open in the second but had to survive a run from St. Vincent in the win. Allison Long led Thomas More with 15 points, while Devin McGrath had 16 points and 16 boards for St. Vincent.

The UW-Superior duo of Sally Linzmeier and Connie Urmanski combined for 46 points to lead the Yellowjackets to a 67-59 win over No. 15 UW-Whitewater, giving the Warhawks their first WIAC loss of the season and dropping them to 12-4 overall.

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