So far in the Midwest Regional Tournament in Chicago, IL, Coach Gary Bailey has gone to his bench often and received great results. Tonight, the Tigers handed Northland International University an 88-59 loss to advance to the Regional finals tomorrow at 3:00pm CST. The Tigers bench has outscored it’s first two opponents bench 113-11. “It is so important to stay as rested as possible when you have to play three games in three days,” said Bailey. Durham only had to play 12 minutes tonight and our other starters played about 20 minutes or less. Our bench has been so strong all year and they come in with so much energy. We felt like we had a good handle on what Northland would do and the guys executed the plan really well.”
Durham led Grace with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Zach Schutte had 14, Cory Jamieson 11, and John Oostema and Dan Dame had 10. Dauntrell Hill handed out 4 assists.
The Tigers held a 54-33 advantage in rebounds.
Grace has now stands at 27-7 on the season.
The Tigers will face the #3 seed Lincoln Christian University at 3:00pm CST on Saturday.