The Tigers battled a veteran Lake Michigan College team last night very hard, but ran out of gas in the second eventually falling 80-61. The intense battle was back forth for much of the first half with a quick spurt at the end of the half put Lake Michigan up 7 at halftime. ” I really like the way we played today, but I think we hit a wall with about 10 minutes left in the second half.” This is our second game in two days against up tempo teams, plus we only have 9 guys, we just ran out of gas.” Said Coach Oldebekking. ” They were still playing hard, I just don’t think they had it in the tank.” The Tigers hit back to back threes with 12 minutes to go to cut the lead to 7, but were never able to get any closer.
The Tigers were led in scoring by Eric Zudweg with 16 points and Karlion Jackson with 11. Evan Przybysz had a game high 8 assists. The Tigers are back in action next Thursday when they travel to Aquinas College for a 7:00pm game.
The Tigers played hard, but couldn’t keep up with a very good Cornerstone JV, losing 89-61. The Golden Eagles jumped on the Tigers early and methodically built a 50-26 halftime lead. ” Cornerstone is a very good JV team, they have a lot guys who have been on that team for a few years and do a nice job.” explained a dejected coach Oldebekking after the game. ” We did some good things in this game though, we had 17 offensive rebounds and we kept our turnovers down which is nice.” ” They got out in transition in the second half and we had a hard time stopping them, but in the second half it was much better.”
The Tigers were led in scoring by Kenny Vernon with 14 points and Eric Zudweg with 11. Ben Kronemeyer had a nice overall game with 8 points 8 rebounds and 6 assists. The Tigers are right back at as they travel to Benton Harbor today to take on Lake Michigan College. The game tips at 7:00pm.
The Tigers traveled to Alma College on a snowy Monday night, and had trouble keeping up with a good Alma College team, losing 106-58. ” We didn’t play well at all, said Coach after the game.” ” That was not the same team that I have seen over the last couple of games.” ” We turned the ball over, took bad shots, and barely played any defense.” ” We will get back in the gym and get it figured out.”
There were no stats taken at the game. It doesn’t get any easier for the Tigers and a very good Cornerstone JV comes to Aldrich next Tuesday. The game tips at 7:00pm.
It was cold outside, but the Knights of Calvin College heated up the Aldrich Athletic Center on Thursday night, with a strong shooting performance, as they defeated the Tigers 82-73. “ They made a lot of shots,” explained Coach Oldebekking after the game, ” but a lot of them were open and I would expect them to make open shots.” The Knights ended up shooting 58% from the three point line. ” In the second half I thought we did a better job of contesting their jump shooters, but even with a hand up they made them.” ” We battled hard and other then the shooting percentage from three statistically it was a very even game.”
Grace put four people in double figures led by Dan Cole with 17 points. He was followed in the scoring column by Karlion Jackson with 15, Ben Kronemeyer with 13, and Eric Zudweg with 10. The Tigers get right back at it on Monday when they travel to Alma to take on the Scots. The game tips at 7:00pm.
The Tigers used a great second half push to topple the Comets of Olivet last night. The game was tight throughout with the biggest lead for each team only being eight points. The Comets had a 69-61 lead with five minutes remaining, before the Tigers pushed back, led by back to back threes by Eric Zudweg. The Tigers finished the game on a 24-4 run winning 85-73.
“I loved the way we finished tonight, we had our lapses throughout the game, but we showed some grit and really fought back, plus we hit all of our free throws down the stretch.” Explained Coach Oldebekking after the game. Grace did shoot well from the line sinking 12-14 free throws in the game. ” I have been waiting for this team to turn a corner and hopefully we can build off of this game for the rest of the year.”
The Tigers were led in the scoring column by Kenny Vernon with 19 points, followed by Eric Zudweg with 17 and Ben Kronemeyer with 15. Evan Pryzbysz battled foul trouble all game but still was able to dish out 8 assists. The Tigers are back in action on Thursday at home against Calvin College the game tips at 7:30pm.
The Tigers played their best game to date, but couldn’t overcome the Flying Dutchmen losing 80-65. ” I really thought we played tough today, Hope is a very good team and I thought we matched their intensity very well.” Said Coach Oldebekking after the game. “It was a battle out there and it was very physical our guys will be sore tomorrow, but I am glad we competed, and I am looking forward to seeing where that intensity will take us.”
The stats in this battle were pretty even, with both team pulling down 46 Rebounds. Assists were 15-14 for GBC, the game breaker was the Tigers had 22 turnovers. The Tigers were led in scoring by Kenny Vernon with 15 points. Ben Kronemeyer checked in with a double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
The Tigers are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Olivet to take on the Comets. The game tips at 7:00pm.
The Tigers made the trek to to Midland last night and we’re turned away by the Timberwolves 95-58. ” We had a really tough start, explained coach Oldebekking. ” We looked up and they were already 20 points.” The Tigers showed some grit, playing them even in the second half.
The Tigers were led in scoring by Jon Bruno who checked in with 16 points. Kenny Vernon checked in with 11. The Tigers are back at it tomorrow night when the Flying Dutchmen of Hope College come to town. The game tips at 7:00pm. Come on out and cheer on GBC.
The Tigers traveled to Kalamazoo to take on the Cougars of KVCC on Wednesday night, and lost 102-54. ” They were very big and athletic” explained Coach Oldebekking after the game. “ We just didn’t have the horses to compete with them.” ” I did see some nice things though, I thought Shayne Powell had a great game.” He led all players with 13 rebounds. Ben Kronemeyer paced the scoring with 12 points.
There was a change in the Tigers schedule and the game at Northwood had been moved to Wednesday November 13th, tip time is 7:00pm in Midland. The Tigers first home game is Friday November 15th against Hope College. Come on out and cheer on your Tigers.
The tradition of the JV team starting the year against Muskegon Community College continued this year with a 93-67 loss. This has been the first game of the year for the Tigers since the inception of the program, and they are still yet to beat them. “ This was a tough first game because Muskegon is usually so tough and well coached.” explained Coach Oldebekking. ” I thought we did some nice things in this game, our defense was very good at times, and I thought we got a lot of shots that we wanted. “ The fact of the matter is we didn’t have an answer for number 55 underneath, he was a really nice player.”
The Tigers showed some offensive firepower in the first half going shot for shot with the Jayhawks for much of the first half, but Muskegon’s overall size advantage started to wear down the Tigers as they went into the locker room down 14 points 52-38. The Tigers had very balanced scoring with Ben Kronemeyer and Kenney Vernon pacing them with 14 points each. Devin Collier and Karlion Jackson checked in with 10 points a piece.
The Tigers are back in action on November 6th, when they travel to Kalamazoo to take on Kalamazoo Valley Community College. The game tips at 7:00pm.
2013-2014 JV Roster
#1 Montae Harris 6’3 Westwind Prep (Phoenix, AZ)
#3 Evan Przybysz 6’1 Tri-Unity Christian High School
#5 Karlion Jackson 6’0″ Melvindale High School
#12 Ethan Bump 6’0″ Harbor Lights Christian High School
#20 Kenny Vernon 6’1″ Wyoming Home School
#23 Dan Cole 5’10″ Tri-Unity High School
#25 Eric Zudweg 6’0″ Tri-Unity High School
#41 Shayne Powell 6’9″ Beckwith High School
#50 Ben Kronemeyer 6’4″ Holland Calvary High School