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GVSU drops two at home, falls to 6-9 in the GLIAC

After beating the seventh ranked Ashland Eagles on the road last weekend, the Grand Valley State basketball team was thirsting to keep the momentum rolling heading into two home games. The Lakers remained parched though, as they lost to Purdue Northwest, 78-74, and Wisconsin Parkside, 80-79, in overtime.

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GVSU women win weekend by combined 81 points in display of dominance and teamwork

The No. 13 ranked Grand Valley State women’s basketball team owned the weekend, defeating the Purdue Northwest Pride 84-36 on Thursday, Feb. 7 and the Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers 84-51 on Saturday, Feb 9. Both games were played in GVSU’s Fieldhouse Arena as the Lakers returned home following a five-game weekend spanning three weeks. Both games were total team efforts, as all 14 players who saw game action during across the two victories scored.

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Twice is nice: GVSU women's basketball sweeps season series with No. 3 Ashland, Wayne State

For the second time this season, the No. 15 Grand Valley State women’s basketball team has taken down the No. 3 Ashland Eagles in epic fashion. On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Lakers defeated then-top ranked AU by 33 points in Allendale. On Saturday, Feb. 2, though, GVSU had to travel to Ohio as part of a spur of the moment back-to-back after taking out Wayne State 73-42 the day prior after the game was rescheduled from Thursday to Friday due to the polar vortex. 

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More than a manager: The head student assistant that drives GVSU

Basketball players on Grand Valley State’s campus are easy to spot, as most are taller than the average student and are always repping the GV logo on their backpacks and on their clothing. It’s easy to see their impact on the team, as it can be quantified through statistics. But as is the case with any college basketball team, there are a lot of jobs that contribute to the success of the team, from making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and filming games to playing scout team in practice and ridding the floor of sweat with a few vigorous wipes.

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V for Victory: Junior guard makes her mark

The thing that sets the great teams apart from the elite teams, though, is having that one player who impacts the game without lighting up the scoreboard. Think Draymond Green – the glue guy.  At 17-2, the No. 15 ranked Grand Valley State women’s hoops squad is looking primed to make a run for a NCAA title and while there are players who light up the scoreboard and compile stars, they would not be in this position if it weren’t for redshirt junior guard Victoria Hedemark. 

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Offense reignites as GVSU women's basketball crush Davenport

After seeing their 14-game win streak end on the road against Northern Michigan last weekend, the No. 15 ranked Grand Valley State women’s basketball team began what they hope will become a new streak as they beat the Davenport Panthers 82-53 in Caledonia, Mich. on Saturday, Jan. 26. With the victory, the Lakers are now 17-2 (10-1 GLIAC) this season.

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