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Cornerstone (1-1) will tip off their first home game of women's basketball Tuesday, when they host Rochester College. Tipoff is slated at 7 p.m. inside Mol Arena. Preseason Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference tabbed Cornerstone to finish fourth and will attempt to start its 2012-2013 home schedule off on the right foot, while Rochester will be aiming for their second win of the season.
Scouting the Warriors
The Rochester College Warriors are coming off a disappointing overtime loss to Spring Arbor University on Thursday, November 1. With the loss, the Warriors drop to 1-1 on the season with their win coming against WHAC opponent, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 64-43. UM-Dearborn was tabbed to finish tenth in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference during the 2012-2013 season. Head Coach Eric Sims enters his third season at Rochester College and holds a 43-25 record in his previous two seasons. Sims and his squad will enter Tuesday's contest led by junior Ke'ala Ka'aikala and Oakland CC transfer, Megan Heiden. Ka'aikala tallied 13 points, six rebounds, and two steals while Heiden notched 11 points and 10 rebounds against UM-Dearborn. The Warriors are currently ranked fourth in the NAIA Division II in Blocks per Game (7.5) while senior forward/center Sam Tomaschko ranks second in Division II in Total Blocks (9).
Cornerstone At A Glance
Cornerstone comes off last weekend's Sleep Inn Tip-Off Classic with a 1-1 record. During the weekend, the Golden Eagles were victorious over Purdue University Calumet (RV), 85-81, and dropped a close one-point battle to Robert Morris College. Head coach, Kate Mattera notched her first career head coaching win and her first win as Cornerstone's head women's basketball coach. On Friday, the Classic was highlighted by RS-Senior Robyn Veltkamp's career-high 30 points and Senior Kayleigh Hammond's 10 rebounds against Purdue University Calumet. Saturday, Jill Hendrickson led the Golden Eagles with 24 points and six rebounds while Katelyn Cousins dished out six assists in the Robert Morris game. As a whole, Cornerstone shot 62.25 percent from the field at the Sleep Inn Tip-Off Classic.
The Cornerstone women's basketball team will take to the road Friday, taking on Spring Arbor University. Game time in Spring Arbor is slated for 7 p.m.