Grace displayed a stingy defense and selfless offense in outplaying an athletic and talented Charger team from the opening tip Friday night in Grayson, Kentucky. The Tigers allowed only 21 first half points and Coach Gary Bailey was able to rest all of his starters for longer stretches throughout the game. “I was extremely happy with the way our team executed our game plan,” said Coach Gary Bailey. “The coaches challenged some of our players to step up their leadership and they responded to the challenge.”
Bench play again supported the Tiger starters as Matt Kurtz, John Oostema, Cameron Myers, and Aaron Schutte contributed double digit minutes with Kurtz scoring 12 points.
Allen Durham again led all scorers with 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Dan Dame played his best defensive game this year and contributed 10 points and 9 rebounds. Cory Jamieson provided steady leadership at the point with 6 assists and 5 rebounds and contributed an excellent defensive effort. Ryan Dame with 8 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and Ryan Krombeen with 11 points and 4 assists contributed to the balanced team effort.
The Tigers face host Kentucky Christian University in the tourney final game on Saturday night at 6 PM.