Trailing for most of the game the Tigers hit the shots when they needed to and were able to pull out a thrilling 79-74 victory over the Flying Dutchmen of Hope College. ” Not a day goes by that I don’t see these guys in the gym on their own time working on their game. ” ” I am just so happy for them that they are seeing results, and their hard work is being rewarded with these victories. Said Coach Oldebekking. What they have been working on clearly is their three point shooting, as they were 10-21 from long distance.
“At halftime, we were down nine and I didn’t think we played bad I just thought we weren’t playing strong, and I challenged them to just play stronger and harder they really dug in and got it done.” Grace outscored Hope 50-37 in the second half.
GBC was paced by Jake Blauwkamp with 21 points and Caleb Cook with 17 points and 7 rebounds. The Tigers have another home game Wednesday January 18th against Aquinas College at 7:00.