GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Thursday, January 18, 2018. Grand Valley against Lake Superior State at the Delta Plex

GVSU women's basketball dominates in 'Downtown Thursday' matchup against Lake Superior

Whenever your leading scorer is tied with the other team at halftime, you know the game is probably going well. That’s how the Grand Valley State women’s basketball team (15-3, 8-2 GLIAC) felt on Thursday, Jan. 18, when junior guard Natalie Koenig had 16 of her eventual career-high 22 points going into the break of an 80-40 beatdown of the Lake Superior State Lakers (0-14, 0-10 GLIAC). The home game was played at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids as part of the "Downtown Thursday" series.

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Deshawn Lewis takes the ball to the hoop against Olivet on Tuesday November 14, 2017.

GVSU men's basketball to head downtown for matchup with Lake Superior

In a season that has already seen its wide range of highs and lows, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team has seemingly found its groove at just the right time. Whether it’s been the recent scoring explosions from senior point guard Myles Miller, Stephen Curry-esque 3-point shooting from sophomore Hunter Hale, or freshman Jake Van Tubbergen emerging as the potential future of the program, these players stepping up when needed has helped discover the one trait they’ve been yearning for all year: how to mix all their different talents together to not only compete, but to win as a team.

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Myles Miller shoots a three at the game against Northern Michigan Univeristy on December 9th, 2017.

Myles Miller, GVSU men's basketball split weekend series on Ohio road trip

Riding the highs of a five-game winning streak, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team headed to the state of Ohio to face off against GLIAC foes Ashland University and Tiffin University.  The Lakers’ winning streak would end after a closely contested 89-80 loss to the GLIAC heavyweight Ashland Eagles on Thursday, Jan. 11, but a new streak began after GVSU took down Tiffin 80-71 on Saturday, Jan. 13.

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Grand Valley vs. Lewis on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

GVSU women’s basketball splits weekend set

The Ashland University women’s basketball team is pretty good. Coming into their Thursday, Jan. 11, matchup with a vengeful Grand Valley State squad, they were riding a Division II record 52-game win streak that the Lakers were keen on snapping. Besides, three of those wins came against the Lakers during the 2016-17 season: one in the regular season, one in the GLIAC tournament and one in the NCAA tournament.

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