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Women’s Basketball Hosts (16) Grand Valley State on Kids Day Saturday

Women’s Basketball Hosts (16) Grand Valley State on Kids Day Saturday
Friday, November 30, 2018
Women’s Basketball Hosts (16) Grand Valley State on Kids Day Saturday

HAMMOND, Ind. & WESTVILLE, Ind. -- The Purdue University Northwest women's basketball team looks to bounce back from their recent loss as the Pride hosts No. 18 Grand Valley State Saturday.

The Lakers (5-1, 1-0 GLIAC) take on the Pride (2-4, 0-1 GLIAC) at John Friend Court inside the Fitness and Recreation Center on the Hammond Campus.

The Purdue University Northwest women’s basketball team late comeback came up short as the Davenport Panthers defeated the Pride Thursday.

The Panthers (3-4, 1-0 GLIAC) defeated the Pride (2-4, 0-1 GLIAC), 67-62, in the conference opener at the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex.

Sophomore Danielle Nennig (Wrightstown, Wis./Wrightstown) led the Pride with 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Sophomore Shae Rhonehouse (Fremont, Ind./Fremont) had 13 points off the bench.

Freshman Molly DeValkenaere (Milwaukee, Wis./Brookfield) recorded her second double-double of the season, adding 11 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.

GVSU is coming off a 67-50 win against Parkside. The Lakers are led by junior Cassidy Boensch, who is averaging 20.0 points per game and pulls down 11.2 rebounds a contest.

Purdue University Northwest Athletics is scheduled to host Kids Day on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Fitness and Recreation Center on its Hammond campus. PNW invites the community and all PNW students, staff and alumni for a day of fun as the Pride men’s and women’s basketball teams host Grand Valley State (Mich.) for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) doubleheader.

The men’s basketball game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. CT start with the women’s basketball game following at 3 p.m.

Purdue Northwest will offer FREE admission to all kids ages 17 and under. Doors open at noon, and carnival games, coloring areas and more will be set up for the kids, plus free t-shirts for kids will also be offered.

The Pride are set to play their 2018-19 home slate at both the Fitness and Recreation Center on the Hammond, Ind. campus and at the H.L. Kesling Gymnasium in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the Westville, Ind. campus, as they will host opponents: Grand Valley State (Dec. 1/FNRC), Indianapolis (Dec. 15/FRNC), Saginaw Valley State (Jan. 3/DSSAC), Wayne State (Jan. 10/FNRC), Ashland (Jan. 12/DSSAC), Northern Michigan (Jan. 31/FRNC), Michigan Tech (Feb. 2/DSSAC), Ferris State (Feb. 21/FNRC), Lake Superior State (Feb. 23/DSSAC) and Parkside (Feb. 28/FNRC). 

Admission for all Pride basketball home contests is $6 for adults 18 and up and $4 for children ages 4-17.  Children ages 3 and under are free. The ticket office accepts cash only.  For detailed directions, nearby restaurants, and other information, please refer to the Travel Guide located here:

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