• Lady Tigers Coast to 68-29 Victory Over Andrews

    Sophomore guard Kim Kamp drives baseline past the Cardinal defender.


    After a tough win over Moody the night before, the Lady Tigers came out a bit sluggish on offense against the Cardinals of Andrews University Thursday night.  The defense started out solid as the Tigers held the visitors scoreless for the first seven minutes of the game, and jumped out to an early 15-0 lead.  Debbie Pekel (Fruitport H.S.) opened the scoring with a 30 footer that found nothing but the bottom of the net as the shot clock expired.  The Tigers called off the full court pressure after the first 10 minutes of the game and went into the locker room with a comfortable 34-9 lead.    All 13 Tigers played at least 12 minutes an no one played more than 18 minutes in the victory.   

    12 players scored for the home team, led by Megan Scholtens (Quad City Home School) with 14, including 4 of 8 shooting from the 3 point line.  Debbie Pekel, Abby Schultz (Holland Calvary H.S), and Marissa Pelletier (Calvin Christian H.S.) each scored seven.  Kitty Yanik (Port Huron New Life Christian H.S.), Molly Holtrop (Cedar Springs H.S.) and Amy Leszinske (Ravenna H.S.) each contributed six points in the win.  The Tigers won the battle of the boards by a 41-28 count.  Anna Iwaniw (Kent City H.S.) led the way with six while Leszinske, Pelletier, and Katie Allers (Coopersville H.S.) each had five.  Molly Holtrop also contributed five assists and three steals, leading the team in both categories. 

    "It wasn't the best game for us offensively, but Andrews always does a great job with their zone," Coach Renzema said after the game.   "Andrews is a well-coached team and their girls played hard to the final buzzer."

     "I know we didn't come out real focused after the big win last night, but we have to learn to be ready every night, especially with tournament time coming up." 

    The Lady Tigers will next be in action on Saturday at 1 P.M. as they host Silver Lake College.