Quick Hits 2/20


Anthony Clark Jr., Sports Editor

GV basketball teams find success on the road

The Grand Valley State University men’s and women’s basketball teams traveled to the East side of the state to face off against Saginaw Valley and Wayne State University on Feb. 16 and 18.

In total, the teams collected three wins as the women’s team finished the weekend with a perfect record to close out both the regular-season series at 2-0 as they beat the Cardinals 72-53 and the Warriors 79-60. 

The wins have now guaranteed the Lakers a share in the GLIAC regular season title no matter the outcome of their final two games as their record stands at 24-2.

For the men’s team, a tough 80-93 loss against Saginaw Valley was followed up by a much-needed 71-67 victory against Wayne State to help clinch a playoff berth in the GLIAC postseason with an overall record of 16-10.

Both squads will host Lake Superior State (Feb. 23) and Ferris State (Feb. 25) in their final games of the regular season as the women’s tips off each game at 6 p.m. and 1 p.m. respectively with the men’s team following shortly after on both dates.

Track and field preparing for indoor postseason

After 11 historic and action-packed meets during the regular season, the GVSU track and field teams are preparing for the GLIAC Indoor Championships this upcoming weekend.

The team has proven to be a fierce postseason matchup for all competing schools this season after several program, conference, invitational and national records were set by a large number of Laker competitors.

With their most recent and final regular season meet being a success in the GVSU Tune Up, the teams are squaring up for a repeat of last year’s postseason as both the men’s and women’s squads are the defending conference champions.

Hockey club celebrates upperclassmen during Senior Night

With a large amount of success found throughout their individual regular seasons, the GVSU men’s DI hockey club held their Senior Night to reflect on the success of their veteran athletes.

Seniors Evan Chomachai (forward), Cam Beckwith (defender), Andre Dundas (defender), Zach Kippe (forward), and captains Tyler Hofmann (defender), Zach Borchardt (forward) and Shane Haggerty (forward) were all recognized during the ceremony as family members, coaches, teammates and fans showed their appreciation.

The ceremony was capped off by a dominating 11-0 shutout against Western Michigan and was followed by another matchup the next day with an 8-4 win against the Broncos. GVSU is now preparing for the GLCHL playoffs starting Feb. 23 at home against an undetermined opponent.