The Lady Tigers had four players in double figures, led by another strong performance from Jessica Sikorski to defeat the Cougars from Kuyper College, 62-37. The game featured three unusually long scoring runs and fortunately, the Tigers had the last and decisive run to seal the victory. After going down early 5-4, Grace went on a 21-0 run to seemingly take control of the game. The Cougars came right back with a 19-0 run of their own. The Tigers went to the locker room with a 30-24 lead.
The Lady Tigers came out in the second half with an emphasis on offensive execution and better defensive intensity and opened up a commanding lead, outscoring the Cougars 32-13 in the second half.
“We had way too many turnovers and rushed shots in the first half,” Coach Rich Renzema commented. “We moved the ball a lot better in the second half and got some open looks against their zone.”
“We are thrilled to maintain possession of the Cross Cup. The team has worked hard and it is nice to have a trophy in the case to show for that hard work.”
Jessica Sikorski led the Tigers with 24 points, 18 rebounds and six assists. Other double figure scorers included Marissa Pelletier and Stephanie Miller each with 12, and Kara Cunningham with 10. The Tigers owned a commanding 49-21 rebounding advantage.
The Lady Tigers will next be in action on the road Thursday as they take on Great Lakes Christian in Lansing.