The Lady Tigers hosted the re-match with the Cardinals of Andrews University on Tuesday and were hopeful of a better result this time around. The Cardinals, with their stingy defense and fine back-court play, had other ideas and ended up with a convincing 60-44 victory.
The Tigers started out with great defensive energy, as they didn’t allow a point to Andrews in the first five minutes of the game. The Tigers were not able to capitalize as they struggled to find the bottom of the net themselves and were only up 4-0. Andrews adjusted to the Tiger pressure defense and pulled out to a 28-20 lead at the half.
The Lady Tigeres started the second half with re-newed energy and focus and closed the lead on several occasions, closing the game to a 45-41 count. Unfortunately, a long scoring drought sealed the fate for the home team as Andrews closed out the victory.
Kim Kamp (Tri-Unity Christian) led the Tigers with 17 points and seven rebounds. Kerie Rudd (Battle Creek Pennfield) added seven points, six rebounds and six assists. Marissa Pelletier (Calvin Christian) and Sydney Wildeboer (Kent City) each added six points.
“We continue to so some good things in stretches,” coach Renzema said about the game. “We just have not been able to put together a complete game. We continue to show signs that we can be a good team, but I suppose we should expect some of that inconsistency with being such a young team.”
The team is on the road to Tennessee this weekend for two games. Their next home action will be on December 14-15 as they host their annual Christmas Tournament.