The Tigers put eleven players in the scoring column with a convincing 76-51 win over Madonna University in the consolation game of the Russ DeVette Classic in Holland, MI. Allen Durham led all scorers with 17 points and 12 rebounds to pace GBC. Although MU had a slight height advantage at every position, the Tigers managed to outrebound them 52-32. The Tigers committed just four second half turnovers and contolled the pace of the game.
Ryan Krombeen added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers while Ryan Dame came off the bench to score 11 points, pull down 6 rebounds and block 3 shots. “Ryan Dame has been playing better and better for us,” said Coach Gary Bailey. “Sometimes I forget that he is playing his first college games and is only a freshman. Not many teams have the advantage of bringing in a player that is 6’7″ that can play inside or out. He will continue to get better as he gets used to our system. I was also very pleased with our bench play tonight. Paul Nelson, Bryce Stanhope, Matt Kurtz, Kyle Rothley, and Zach Schute all played good minutes and we never missed a beat while they were in. It’s fun to watch when you are hitting on all cylinders.”
The Tigers bench outscored Madonna’s bench 26-15. GBC Shot 45.8% for the game compared to 32.8% for Madonna.
The Tigers will be at home for only the 3rd time this season as they host NAIA national power, Cornerstone University on Saturday at 1:00pm.