Weekend Watch 1/28/12 — Preview this weekend’s Briton sports action

Many Albion College athletic teams will be competing this weekend. Here’s a preview of what to expect from the Britons.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

The Britons will travel to Grand Rapids on Saturday to face off against the Calvin College Knights.  It will be the second to last meet for the Britons before the MIAA championships.

Traverse City sophomore Shea Williams looks to build off of a four win performance in her last meet, which gained her MIAA swimmer of the week recognition.

The meet is set for 1:00 p.m.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

The Britons are in action this Saturday, traveling to Calvin College for a 1 p.m. meet. The Britons will try to recover from last weekend’s 152-123 loss to Alma.

One bright spot for the Britons last week was Sophomore Bradley Melpoder, who recorded a season-best 0:50.23, winning the 100-yard freestyle. Calvin returns home following a 118-106 win at Alma last Friday. Calvin is undefeated on the season, having won a third meet against Hope.

Men’s Basketball

The Albion College men’s basketball team travels to Olivet College on Jan. 28 for a 3:00 p.m. matchup against the Comets.

Olivet (3-15, 1-6 MIAA) are currently last in the MIAA standings. The Britons (7-11, 3-4 MIAA) currently sit in 5th place, one spot out of the MIAA playoffs. A matchup to watch is Albion’s Kolin Kazen, Holland junior, against Olivet’s Alvino Ashley. Both rank in the top 10 in the MIAA for scoring and rebounding.

Women’s Basketball

The Albion women’s basketball team (12-6, 7-3 MIAA)  plays rival Adrian this weekend in the Kresge center.

Albion beat Adrian on the road in their last match up 47-37.  Key performances came from Patty Rewa, Greenview senior who had 15 points 11 rebounds and 2 blocks and from Brett de Bear Plymouth sophomore who had 13 points 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

Albion looks to bounce back from a tough road loss against No.4 Calvin.

Geoff Knight, Kurt Miller and Jay Winkler contributed to this story

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