by Alan Babbitt
The 200th men's basketball game in The Rivalry between Hope College and Calvin College drew a sold-out DeVos Fieldhouse crowd of 3,575 and thousands of viewers across the globe.
Like many dramatic games before them over the past 99 years, the Flying Dutchmen and Knights battled down to the final seconds before Calvin held on for an 82-80 victory. Hope maintains a 103-97 lead in the series that is separated by only 100 points after 200 games.
During halftime, Hope and Calvin recognized the top basketball players from The Rivalry, as chosen by Hope sports information director Alan Babbitt and Calvin sports information Jeff Febus. Read more about each honoree in the commermorative game program.
Pictured above from left, Hope Starting Five members Ray Ritsema, Joel Holstege, Eric Elliott, and Duane Bosma, and Calvin Starting Five members Steve Honderd and Mike Phelps. Not pictured, Hope's Floyd Brady and Calvin's Bill Sall, Mark Veenstra and Aaron Winkle. Photo by Lynne Powe.
Prior to the game, D3Hoops.com hosted a one-hour pregame show that included interviews with Hope's Duane Bosma, Joel Holstege and Dina (Disney) Hackert, and Calvin's Mike "Mickey" Phelps.
Below, check out Saturday coverage of The Rivalry from Hope College and media outlets.
Hope College Photo Gallery (Note: More photos will be added later this week)
d3Hoops.com Column: What makes Calvin and Hope The Rivalry