JV Basketball

    Grace basketball lands 6'6" forward Jason Long

    Jason Long, a 6'6" forward from Grand Haven High School, has committed to play basketball for the Grace Bible College men's basketball program next season. Full Article >

    Grace basketball adds Logan Van Putten

    Logan Van Putten, a standout from Thornapple Kellogg High School in Middleville, Michigan, has committed to be a part of the Grace basketball program for the 2016-17 season. Full Article >

    Grace JV finish season with home win over LSSU

    The Grace men’s junior varsity basketball team pulled out a tough win in the Aldrich Athletic Center Tuesday afternoon in their final game of the season, defeating Lake Superior State 80-73 Full Article >

    Tigers fall to Hope JV, 76-65

    The Grace junior varsity team was defeated by Hope College Thursday night, by a final score of 76-65. Late heroics were able to lift the Tigers in an earlier match-up this year at Hope, and the opportunity to come back late arose again, but the shots did not fall this time, resulting in the setback. Full Article >

    Grace JV wins 92-86 at Aldrich Athletic Center

    The Grace men's junior varsity team defeated the Cornerstone University junior varsity team Monday night at the Aldrich Athletic Center. The Tigers built an early lead and held off a late run from the Eagles to win 92-86. Full Article >

    Late run not enough for Tigers JV against Calvin College

    The Grace men’s JV team looked to avenge a loss earlier this season to the Calvin College Knights Thursday night at the Aldrich Athletic Center. A late run would not be enough for the Tigers, as the Knights were able to leave with a 92-83 win when it was all said and done. Full Article >

    JV Basketball winter break update

    The Tigers have played three away games in the last five days, returning from winter break with a win at UM-Dearborn last Friday. Monday and Tuesday the Tigers had two setbacks to Davenport University and Mid-Michigan Community College. Full Article >

    Grace JV records impressive comeback win at Hope

    The Grace Tigers JV squad traveled to DeVos Fieldhouse to take on a talented Hope College JV team over the weekend, and they were able to escape with a 75-72 road victory after being down as many as 17 point late in the second half. Full Article >

    JV Basketball records 2 straight wins

    The Grace men's junior varsity team recorded two straight wins over the weekend, defeating Lincoln Christian University in both games. Freshman Ethan Kafila scored a career-high 35 points in Friday's win, while freshman Lake Serba scored a career-high of his own Saturday morning with 27 points. Full Article >

    Tigers JV comes up short against Northwood

    The JV team lost a hard fought game with the Northwood University Wildcats Monday night at the Aldrich Athletic Center, 83-77. Full Article >

    Late run helps Tigers JV down LSSU JV

    The Grace Tigers men's JV team was down 12 with under eight minutes in the game, when they stormed back for a five point win, 73-68. Sophomore guard Joe Dekkenga led the Tigers with 21 points on the day. Full Article >

    Green leads Tigers JV to 79-75 win over Bethel College

    A huge three-point shot from freshman Jamison Green (Big Rapids HS) with just under a minute remaining lifted the Grace Tigers JV team to a 79-75 win over Bethel College (IN) Wednesday Night. Full Article >

    Jayhawks shoot the lights out, down Tigers JV

    The Muskegon Community College Jayhawks were too much for the Grace JV team Tuesday night, as they were able to upend the Tigers 111-58. Full Article >

    Slow start dooms JV in loss to Davenport

    Doomed by a slow start, the Tigers fell behind 33-17 leading into the halftime break. At the beginning of the second half, Davenport built their lead to 20 points before the Tigers came storming back into the game. In a span of six minutes, a three-pointer by Tiger sophomore Trent Ramos capped a 22-2 run that tied the game at 41-41 with 11 minutes remaining in the game. Full Article >

    JV wins season opener over UMD, 80-74

    The Grace basketball season officially started Wednesday night, with the men’s JV team facing the University of Michigan-Dearborn at home. After a very competitive 40 minutes of play, the Tigers were able to upend the Wolverines 80-74, giving Ryan Krombeen a win in his first game as head coach of the JV squad. Full Article >

    Allen Durham's Blue Team tops Ryan Krombeen's Gold, 97-90

    The Blue Team came away victors Tuesday night in the 11th annual Blue/Gold game, with a final score of 97-90. Led by sophomore Matt Jensen with 21 points, the Blue team shot the ball tremendously, going 15-28 from beyond the arc and 16-16 from the free throw line. Full Article >

    GBC HS Team League Champions: Butternut Home School

    Since the first week of June, six high school teams have been coming to Grace Bible College on a weekly basis for team training and league games. This past week was the final week, which marked the session-ending single-elimination tournament as well. The #1 seed Butternut HS ran the table, winning the 2015 Grace HS Summer Team League Championship. Full Article >

    Tigers add 6'4" forward Jamison Green

    Jamison Green, out of Big Rapids, MI, has signed to play for the Tigers next season. Jamison, a 6’4” forward, is the son of Melanie Schlaupitz and Nate Green, and has one brother, Mack Green. Full Article >

    Ryan Krombeen hired as new Men's JV Head Coach

    The Grace Basketball program has announced the hiring of former Tiger Ryan Krombeen as their new men’s JV head coach. Krombeen was a key player on four Grace NCCAA DII National Championship teams from 2009 to 2012, serving as captain from 2010-2012. Full Article >

    Tigers add 6'5" post presence Chris Noblitt

    The Tigers signed a quality post presence to the men’s basketball program this week in Chris Noblitt, out of Columbus, Indiana. Full Article >

    Tigers sign 6'2" guard Travis Hall from Hart, MI

    Travis Hall, a 6’2” guard out of Hart, Michigan, has signed to play for the Grace Bible College Tigers men’s basketball program next season. Travis played four years of varsity basketball for head coach Mike Rawert at Hart High School. His senior year he averaged 9.8 points per game, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 2 steals, leading his team in all four categories. Full Article >

    Tigers sign Ethan Kafila out of Allendale HS

    Ethan on why he chose Grace: “I chose Grace because of the great basketball program and the family environment. I feel like it is the best place for me to be. I’m looking forward to growing as a basketball player, teammate, and person.” Full Article >

    JV Basketball Tournament Champions: Bethel

    The Grace men's JV basketball team ended their season this past Friday, participating in a 6-team JV tournament held here at Grace. They were knocked out by Siena Heights University, who made it to the Championship game and lost to Bethel College out of Mishawaka, IN. Full Article >

    Grace JV falls @ Hope College in OT

    The Grace Bible College men's JV team lost in overtime to Hope College in Holland, Michigan Wednesday night. The JV team will finish off the season with a tournament held here at GBC and also at Davenport University today and tomorrow. Their first game will be played Thursday morning at 10:00 am against Davenport. Full Article >

    Calvin JV sinks Grace JV in the Tigers' final home game

    The Calvin Knights JV squad jumped out to a large lead right away, as they shot an unheard of 9 of 11 from the three-point line in the first half. The Grace Tigers JV could not recover, ultimately falling 95-59. Full Article >

    Tigers JV Cannot Keep Up with Lake Superior State

    The Grace Bible College Tigers made the trip up to the upper peninsula on Monday to take on the Lakers of LSSU, and were turned away 68-48. The game started well for the Tigers as they played even up with the Lakers for the first half only going into the locker room down 30-28. Full Article >

    Tigers JV cannot overcome first half, fall to Dayspring

    The Tigers traveled to Chicago on Saturday to take on Dayspring Bible College and were turned away 87-85. The game started fast furious as both teams put on quite a shooting display in the first half.
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    Tigers JV falls to Cornerstone

    The Tigers traveled across town to take on the Golden Eagles of Cornerstone on Thursday and were turned away 82-70. The game was close throughout, but was finished at the free throw line as Cornerstone made of 11 of 12 down the stretch. Full Article >

    Men's JV wins thriller at home over Davenport JV

    The Grace Bible College men’s junior varsity basketball team won their second game of the season Monday night, in what turned out to be a thrilling game with the Davenport University Panthers’ junior varsity squad. Full Article >

    Tigers JV falls short against Comets, 91-82

    Former Grace junior varsity player Ryan Ehm returned to the Aldrich Athletic Center Monday night, this time as coach of the Olivet College junior varsity Comets. The Comets were able to make a couple more plays down the stretch than the Tigers, resulting in a 91-82 win for Ehm and his squad.

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    JV squad falls in final minute to LSSU

    The Grace Bible College men’s junior varsity basketball team lost a heart breaker to the Lake Superior State University’s JV squad last night at the Aldrich Athletic Center. After coming back to take a slim lead late in the game, the Lakers were able to make a couple clutch plays to ultimately bring home the win, with a final score of 67-61 Full Article >

    Grace JV falls to Muskegon CC

    The men’s JV basketball team took on a very talented Muskegon Community College squad Friday afternoon at the Aldrich Athletic Center. After hanging with the Jayhawks for the bulk of the first half, the Tigers were not able to combat a huge second half rally from the opponent, resulting in an 84-57 setback.

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    Weekend Home Events (December 12-13)

    All Three Grace Bible College teams will be in action this weekend at the Aldrich Athletic Center. See the inside of this article for details. Full Article >

    Second half struggles for Tigers results in loss to Hope JV

    The Grace Bible College Tigers JV squad took on Hope College's JV squad this past Friday night, and the Dutchmen flew past the Tigers in the second half en-route to a 90-48 victory at the Aldrich Athletic Center. Full Article >

    Cold Shooting dooms Tigers JV in loss to Northwood

    The Tigers journeyed over to Midland on Tuesday night for a rematch with Timberwolves of Northwood. Although winning the game last week against them, the Tigers couldn't find the bottom of the net Tuesday falling 69-58. Full Article >

    Tigers Cannot Keep Up with the Golden Eagles JV

    The Tigers battled but couldn't keep up in a game against Cornerstone JV last night, losing 85-63. The Tigers had opportunities in both halves, cutting into the Cornerstone lead only to be matched by the Golden Eagle runs. The Tigers were led in scoring by Kyle Wright and Montae Harris with 13, Joe Dekkenga with 12 and Caleb Yeary with 11. Full Article >

    Men's JV squad puts together pristine second half, defeats Northwood JV

    Northwood University’s JV squad visited the Aldrich Athletic Center Saturday afternoon, for the first of a home-and-away series this year between the Timberwolves and the Tigers. Northwood University is an NCAA DII school, so the Tigers were going to need to bring their best to come out on the winning end. Full Article >

    Weather Update: Varsity Game vs. GLCC still on, JV game @ Olivet Cancelled

    The home men's basketball game against Great Lakes Christian College at 7:00 pm is still on tonight. The JV men's basketball game at Olivet College will be rescheduled due to weather. Full Article >

    Tigers JV falls to Calvin College JV, 67-47

    The JV Tigers traveled down Burton Street on Saturday to take on the Calvin Knights and were turned away 67-47. In a complete switch of fortune the Tigers who shot very well from the field against Cornerstone, could not get many to fall against Calvin. Full Article >

    JV Squad falls to Cornerstone in Overtime thriller

    The Cornerstone University JV squad traveled across town to meet with the Grace Bible College JV, as the Tigers held their home opener Monday night. The Tigers were coming off of two tough losses on the road to Davenport University and Muskegon Community College to start their season. The first half saw plenty of offense from both sides, with the two teams combining for 92 points in the first 20 minutes. Sophomore Kenny Vernon and freshman Caleb Yeary combined for 30 points in the first half, contributing heavily to a 47-45 Tiger advantage at the break. Full Article >

    Tigers JV lose lead and game to Davenport

    In a very entertaining back and forth battle the Tigers couldn't hang onto a late 5 point lead eventually falling 64-63 in overtime. It was apparent from the start that this was the first game for both teams, as the game was a little sloppy throughout as both teams are learning to play together. Full Article >

    Gold Team Prevails in 10th Annual Blue/Gold Game

    Led by former Tigers Ryan Dame and Ryan Krombeen, the Gold team prevailed in the 10th annual Blue/Gold Game to kick off the 2014-15 men’s basketball season. Full Article >

    Blue/Gold Game Rosters Announced for Men's Basketball

    The 2014 Blue/Gold game will be played on Tuesday, October 7th, at 7:00 pm. View this article to see each roster, consisting of a mix of varsity and JV players. Full Article >

    2014 Media Day, "Set Yourself Apart"

    Over 100 different athletes from Grace Bible College's 7 different athletic teams gathered this past Friday evening for the 2014 Grace Athletics Media Day. The evening started off with a message from Athletic Director Gary Bailey, with the theme, "Set Yourself Apart." Subsequently, uniforms of Navy Blue and Vegas Gold flooded the Aldrich Athletic Center, as the athletes headed over for individual photos and team photos for this year's media guide, as well as the Tigers' athletic website. Full Article >

    2014 Individual Camps provide both professional basketball training and fun

    The 2014 Grace Basketball Individual Camp yielded fun for all, as kids from elementary to high school enjoyed professional training, games, prizes, and pizza this past Tuesday.
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    Register Now For Summer HS Team Leagues and Individual Camps

    High School team leagues and individual camps are coming back to Grace Bible College this summer! Both are available to guys and girls, with the team leagues beginning June 10th, and individual camps available July 14, 15, 28, and 29. Click the article for sign-up information and further details on the camps. Full Article >

    Grace JV finishes season with win over Olivet

    The Tigers ended the 2013-2014 season on a tear, as they won four of their last five games, the last one being a 92-80 victory over Olivet College. Full Article >

    Last Second Shot Propels Grace Bible over Calvin

    The Tigers’ leading scorer Ben Kronemeyer's drive and layup with 4 seconds left was enough for the Tigers to pull out a 73-71 victory at Calvin College. The win puts the Tigers at 4-2 after the Holiday break as they continue to finish close games. "I really think that these guys have kind of found their flow, we are playing quite well right now. The last few games we didn't have great starts but tonight I thought we did. In the first 5 minutes we were the aggressor and were able to build a lead." Full Article >

    Strong Second Half Propels Grace over Northwood University JV

    The Tigers used 60 second half points to overcome a 16 point first half deficit against the Timberwolves. Full Article >

    JV Game vs. Olivet Re-scheduled

    The JV game planned for tonight at 7:00 PM vs. Olivet at the Aldrich Athletic Center has been rescheduled to take place at 6:00 PM on Friday, February 14th. Full Article >

    Tigers comeback to defeat Cornerstone JV

    In what some people would call an upset, the Tigers went to Cornerstone and pulled out a 70-67 win. Full Article >

    Late Run Propels Grace Against Davenport JV

    Grand Rapids, MI – Grace welcomed Davenport University’s JV team to the Aldrich Athletic Center last night for what turned out to be 40 minutes of very exciting competition.

    The Panthers quickly jumped out to a six point lead right off the tip, and kept a slim lead until Grace was able to put together a streak at the end of the half to build up to a 47-42 lead headed into the locker room.
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    Tigers Fall to Alma College JV in OT Thriller

    Down four with fewer than 10 seconds to go it seemed like the Tigers were going to come up short in regulation, until sophomore Ben Kronemeyer hit a three-point shot with a hand in his face with 4 seconds remaining. The Tigers immediately fouled, but Alma guard Malcolm Thurmond calmly knocked down two free-throws to put the Scots up three. Grace inbounded the ball to sophomore Rod Altidor, who then took two dribbles and launched a runner from just inside half-court. Full Article >

    Tigers Run Out of Gas at Lake Michigan College

    The Tigers battled a veteran Lake Michigan College team last night very hard, but ran out of gas in the second eventually falling 80-61. The intense battle was back forth for much of the first half with a quick spurt at the end of the half put Lake Michigan up 7 at halftime. ” I really like the way we played today, but I think we hit a wall with about 10 minutes left in the second half.” This is our second game in two days against up tempo teams, plus we only have 9 guys, we just ran out of gas.” Said Coach Oldebekking. ” They were still playing hard, I just don’t think they had it in the tank.” The Tigers hit back to back threes with 12 minutes to go to cut the lead to 7, but were never able to get any closer. Full Article >

    Tigers fall to Golden Eagles

    The Tigers played hard, but couldn’t keep up with a very good Cornerstone JV, losing 89-61. The Golden Eagles jumped on the Tigers early and methodically built a 50-26 halftime lead. ” Cornerstone is a very good JV team, they have a lot guys who have been on that team for a few years and do a nice job.” explained a dejected coach Oldebekking after the game. ” We did some good things in this game though, we had 17 offensive rebounds and we kept our turnovers down which is nice.” ” They got out in transition in the second half and we had a hard time stopping them, but in the second half it was much better.” Full Article >


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