Cornerstone University 85 Davenport 91
Grand Rapids, Mich. (Davenport)
Cornerstone – Shane Moreland (19 points)
Davenport – JaVontae Ford (24 points)
Cornerstone – Derek Kingshott (6 rebounds)
Davenport – JaVontae Ford (8 rebounds)
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson (5 assists)
Davenport – Gabe VanderJagt (8 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles starters scored 83 of their 85 points tonight.
Davenport took an early lead but the Golden Eagles kept it close thought the first five minutes of play. Cornerstone took their first lead (12-11) at 14:19 on a Ty Mason 3-pointer. The game went back and forth over the next 12 minutes with the teams tying 8 times the last of which was at 34-34 with :53 seconds left in the half. The Panthers score the last 5 point to make it 39-34 at the half. The Panthers pulled away at the start of the second half to take a 58-44 lead with 15:34 left in the game but the Golden Eagles would hang tough and would cut into the Panthers lead as the clock ran down. Jake Plite cut the lead to 89-85 with :25 second on the clock with a jumper but that would be the last time Cornerstone would score. Davenport added a couple of free throws down the stretch to finish the game with a 91-85 win over Cornerstone.
The Golden Eagles will return to action on Friday when they play Hope College at 8:00 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Classic hosted by Hope College.