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SMC Basketball: Snow delays Belles’ trip to league leaders

Bill Brink | Monday, February 5, 2007

Saint Mary’s Saturday game against Calvin was postponed due to heavy snow in the central Michigan area. The game was rescheduled for today at 6 p.m. at Calvin.

The Belles have won four straight heading into the game and are 9-10 on the season, including an 8-4 record in MIAA play. Calvin leads the MIAA with a perfect 11-0 conference record to go along with its 18-1 overall mark.

The Belles were on the bus Saturday, ready to leave for Grand Rapids, Mich., when Saint Mary’s athletic director Lynn Kachmarik called Belles coach Jennifer Henley and told her to wait a few minutes.

Before long, the game had been called.

Henley said the delay’s effect would be more psychological than anything else.

“It changes our routine a little bit, and tests us about our mental ability,” Henley said.

The Belles worked hard in anticipation of this big game and were slightly let down by the delay, she said.

“The team was a little disappointed. We were prepared and ready to go,” she said. “But it was out of our control – there’s not much we can do about it.”

Saint Mary’s has the luxury of a bye Wednesday. Its next scheduled game after tonight’s league matchup is Feb. 10 at Kalamazoo.