The Lady Tigers had to follow up their hard fought loss to Moody with a matchup against the NCCAA #1 ranked Maranatha. The Tigers were a little sluggish early and spotted the Crusaders a 9-3 lead in the early going. The Tigers continuted their solid defensive play to stay in the game and ended the half down 31-23.
Maranatha’s All-American forward, Torey DeLozier, showed off her ability and controlled the game in the second half. The Crusaders got a lot of easy shots and rebound baskets in the second half to win the game by a 62-49 score. DeLozier finished with a game-high 24 points and was relentless on the boards.
The Tigers were led in scoring by Kim Kamp (Tri-Unity Christian) with 11 points, Anna Iwaniw (Kent City) came off the bench to score 10 points on 5 of 5 shooting. Abby Schultz (Calvary Schools of Holland) added six, Sydney Wildeboer (Kent City) and Sarah Steenwyk (Zion Christian) had five apiece. Anna Iwaniw led the rebounders with six.
“Their experience with all of their starters back really showed up against our young team,” Coach Renzema commented after the game. “They don’t make a lot of mistakes that young teams tend to do and DeLozier had a really good game against us. They will be a tough team to beat in the NCCAA this year.”
The Lady Tigers will next be in action on Tuesday, December 4 as they host Andrews University at 5 PM.