The finale of their two-game trip to Point Lookout, MO for the CAM JAM Classic went about as well as the opener did for the Grace Tigers.
After leading for the first 36 minutes of the game the Tigers allowed the Haskell Indian Nations University three straight three-pointers in the final four minutes and were unable to overcome the late attack. The Tigers fell 80-75 in the first ever meeting with the Indians.
After the game, head coach Gary Bailey commented on the trip to GraceTigers.com,
“When we made out the schedule for this season, we tried to put together a schedule that would challenge a very veteran and experienced team. Little did we know that we would lose three starters from last season right out of the start. It has turned into a very young team trying to meet the challenges that were set up for an experienced team. We played three very good teams on this road trip and the guys battled each night. We probably led more minutes on the clock then we were behind but just couldn’t finish. That is where the inexperience is evident. There are no breaks as our schedule continues to be difficult. We will have to continue to try and find our stride before the end of the year and the tournament begins.”
Grace fell to 8-13 on the season.
The Tigers will travel to Kissimmee, FL to play in the NCCAA Johnson University South Classic on January 11-13, playing Randall University, Johnson University-Florida and Trinity Baptist College.