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SMC Basketball: Weather postpones Belles and Knights

Observer Staff Report | Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday’s scheduled game between MIAA rivals Saint Mary’s and Calvin was postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.

The away game is scheduled to be the Belles (4-2, 1-0) second game of the MIAA season after they defeated Trine at home in their opener 60-50.

The Knights (7-1) are ranked No. 19 in Division III, and should be Saint Mary’s toughest test so far in the early season.

The game is a rematch of last season’s MIAA semifinal, which was won by the Belles 67-58.
Saint Mary’s also won both regular season games against Calvin last year, including a 72-68 overtime win on the road.

The Belles lost four valuable seniors from last season’s team, and will be the underdog against the Knights, who are the favorites to win the MIAA, this season.

Saint Mary’s will look to forward Kelley Murphy to lead them against the Knights. The sophomore is averaging 13.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game to lead the team.