Cornerstone University 76 University of Northwestern Ohio 63
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cornerstone – Robyn Veltkamp (31 points)
University of Northwestern Ohio – Sammi Dervisevic/Shaye Warman (12points)
Cornerstone – Jill Hendrickson/Robyn Veltkamp (12 rebounds)
University of Northwestern Ohio – Sammi Dervisevic/Jess Johns (7rebounds)
Cornerstone –Tanner Hostetler/Robyn Veltkamp (5 assists)
University of Northwestern Ohio – Shaye Warman (2 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles shot 38% (28-73) from the field during the game compared to University of Northwestern Ohio's 34% shot percentage during Saturday afternoon.
Cornerstone hosted their conference season opener on Saturday afternoon against the Racers from University of Northwestern Ohio. The Golden Eagles notched their first conference win of the 2012-2013 season edging the Racers 76-63. Robyn Veltkamp led the Golden Eagles with a game-high and career-high 31 points while Veltkamp and Jill Hendrickson grabbed 12 rebounds and Katelyn Cousins dished out five assists for the afternoon.
Early in the first half, UNOH had an early 3-2 lead over Cornerstone. However, the lead would end up being the only lead for the Racers on the day. The Golden Eagles went on a 11-2 run finding themselves ahead by eight points which was highlighted by Robyn Veltkamp's seven points. The Racers chipped their way back into the game trailing by one point, 19-18, to the Golden Eagles with 11 minutes left in the first half. Cornerstone pushed their lead over UNOH heading into the half with a 39-27 lead. For the first half, Veltkamp notched 19 of her 31 points while Henderickson tallied nine points and seven rebounds.
During the second half, Cornerstone led by as many as 10 points over the Racers but UNOH was not going to go away easily. With 7:38 on the clock, the Golden Eagles held a one point lead. Junior Katelyn Cousins took control of the game for Cornerstone nailing two three-point shots and converting on an old fashion three-point play with four minutes left in the game. Cornerstone did not look back and rode to a 76-63 victory.
With the victory, Cornerstone improves to 4-2 overall and 1-0 during conference play as they prepare for Tuesday night's key game against No. 7 Davenport University. The Racers fall to 1-4 overall and 0-1 during conference play.
The Golden Eagles travel to the No. 7 nationally ranked Panthers of Davenport University on Tuesday. Tip off set for 5:30 p.m.