Cornerstone University 74 University of Northwestern Ohio 60
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cornerstone – Jake Plite (16 points) University of Northwestern Ohio – Derrick Tate (29 points)
Cornerstone – Derek Kingshott (13 rebounds) University of Northwestern Ohio – Cody Henson (7 rebounds)
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson (5 assists) University of Northwestern Ohio – 4 players (2 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles shot 36.2% (21-58) from the field during the game compared to University of Northwestern Ohio's 37.3% shot percentage during Saturday afternoon.
Cornerstone hosted their conference season opener on Saturday afternoon against the University of Northwestern Ohio following the Golden Eagles women's basketball game. Heading into the match, Cornerstone held a 2-0 perfect season record and finished the day with a 74-60 win over the Racers from Northwestern Ohio.
During the first stanza, Cornerstone found themselves trailing the visiting team by four points following a two point shot by UNOH's Derrick Tate. The Golden Eagles chipped away at the score after a three point shot made by Connor Hogan to even the score at seven a piece with 13:58 on the clock. With the score swaying back and forth throughout the remainder of the first half, Cornerstone went into halftime off a two point shot made by Derek Kingshott with 31 seconds to play to put the Golden Eagles over the Racers, 31-27.
In the second half, Cornerstone turned on the offense shooting 66% from the field compared to UNOH's 35% shooting. The Golden Eagles led by as many as 14 points, 59-45, after Kingshott's two point jumper in the paint with 6:16 remaining. The squad continued their tough defense allowing UNOH to score five points in the remaining six minutes. Cornerstone rode their balanced play to a 74-60 victory.
With the victory, Cornerstone improves to 3-0 overall and 1-0 during conference play as they prepare for Tuesday night's key game against No. 11 Davenport University. The Racers fall to 2-2 overall and 0-1 during conference play.
The Golden Eagles travel to the No. 11 nationally ranked Panthers of Davenport University on Tuesday. Tip off set for 7:30 p.m.