Lady Tigers announce 2014-15 schedule
Head Coach Rich Renzema has released the schedule for the 2014-15 season and it is sure to test his team and have them prepared for tournament time.
The team will kick off the season with the annual Blue / Gold game on October 7, followed by an exhibition game in which they will host NAIA opponent Trinity Christian University.
The season kicks off in earnest in November with a tournament at Kuyper College on the 7th and 8th, followed by a trip to Knoxville, Tennessee for three games at Johnson University and another trip to Ankeny, Iowa to play in the Faith Classic Tournament.
December has its traditional start with the Regional Tip Off Tournament where they will face Moody Bible Institute and two time defending National Champion, Maranatha Baptist University. That is quickly followed up with the annual GBC Christmas Tournament on December 12 and 13. The Lady Tigers will then hit the road to Fayette, Missouri to play two games at NAIA D-1 Central Methodist University on December 15-16 will come home for a re-match with Maranatha Baptist. The holiday season will not be as quiet for the team this year as they will play in the Davenport University Tournament where they will face NAIA D-2 Marygrove and perennial NAIA Final Four powerhouse, Davenport University on December 29-30.
After a couple of weeks off to start January, the ladies will take on some familiar foes in Kuyper, Mount Mary, Andrews, Silver Lake, and Indiana University Northwest.
The month of February kicks off with the annual Cross Cup game at Kuyper followed by the Grace Classic, which will feature games against perennial power Kentucky Christian University and Mount Mary University. The regular season will finish up with road games at Andrews, Silver Lake and Moody. The month will end with the regional tournament on Februrary 27-28, for which the Lady Tigers will be the hosts this year.
"We took on some difficult games this year", Renzema said about the schedule. "We will have our hands full against some of the teams we will face, but we have a more experienced group this year and we should be able to hold our own. We should be well prepared once the regional tournament comes around."