Opening the tournament against the always tough Golden Eagles from Cornerstone ended in a 80-69 defeat, but in the nightcap against the Davenport University the Tigers built an early 10 point lead and held a commanding 32-17 halftime lead. ” In
the first game I thought we just didn’t play with the energy we needed to win, but in the second game we played much harder on the defensive end and got out on the break much better.” Only giving up 17 points at the half was great” said Coach Oldebekking.
The Tigers were led in both games by the steady play of Jake Blauwkamp, and the three point shooting and high flying acrobats of Travis Rader who had a game high 17 points in the second game including a couple of impressive dunks.
The Tigers are right back in action on Monday as they travel across town to take on Aquinas College at 7:00.