The Lady Tigers had a six game winning streak come to an end on Saturday at the hands of Indiana University Northwest by the score of 85-49. The Tigers knew they were facing an uphill battle going into the game considering IU had defeated a NCAA D-1 team the prior week and won another game by close to 100 points. Coach Renzema placed the focus of the game on leaving the gym as winners by playing hard for a full 40 minutes and never giving up despite what the scoreboard said.
The game was played at Calvin Christian High School in Grandville, the alma mater of current player, Marissa Pelletier. Marissa played well in her familar gym and led the Tigers with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jessica Sikorski added 11 points and 10 rebounds, Kerie Rudd had 10 points and seven boards, and Stephanie Miller played a solid overall game with nine points, all from beyond the 3 point arc.
“I’m not usually big on moral victories, but in this case I am very pleased with how the girls played today. I thought the effort was very good and we executed some good things on offense and defense. There is no shame in losing to a team that is bigger, faster and more talented.” Coach Renzema said after the game. “We played and carried ourselves like winners today.”
The Lady Tigers will next be in action on Tuesday when they host cross-town rival Kuyper at 5PM. Come out early and support your Lady Tigers as they look to solidify their position in the NCCAA Midwest region.