Men's Basketball - Sat, Nov. 24, 2012
Cornerstone University 65 Calvin College 70
Cornerstone – Ty Mason (20 points)
Calvin College – Tom Snikkers (14 points)
Cornerstone – Derek Kingshott / Jake Plite (4 rebounds)
Calvin College – Mickey DeVries (9 rebounds)
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson / Shane Moreland (3 assists)
Calvin College – David Rietema (6 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles shot 38.6% from the field during the game compared to the Knight's 48.1% shot percentage during Saturday night at the DeVoss Fieldhouse.
During the second day of the Hall of Fame Classic, Saturday night featured the Golden Eagles and the Knights of Calvin College. For the Classic, both teams entered the night after winning their first match during day one of the Classic. The 6 p.m. match highlighted the championship game for the Hall of Fame Classic. The matched proved to be a tough battle with the Knights edging the Golden Eagles, 70-65. With the win, Calvin claims the Championship title for the 17th annual Hall of Fame Classic.
The Knights jumped out to an early six point lead with 16:43 to play on the clock. However, Cornerstone chipped away at the lead and found themselves ahead, 18-15, after a pair of free throws made by Derek Kingshott. Calvin College went on a shooting frenzy highlighted by Bryan Powell's back to back three point shots with one minute to play in the half. Calvin then rode the hot streak to a 39-32 lead heading into the locker room.
During the second half, Cornerstone looked to chip away at the Calvin lead but was never able to take the lead from the Knights. The Golden Eagles came as close as one point, 66-65, after a Wes Hudson layup with 17 seconds to play. Cornerstone was then forced to foul but after a pair of free throws made by Jordan Brink, the Golden Eagles were down by three again, 68-65. With 14 seconds to play, Cornerstone pushed the ball across the court but was unable to get a shot off after a Calvin steal. Calvin's Jordan Brink sank two more free throws to seal the Knights, 70-65, win.
After the loss, Cornerstone drops to 4-2 overall and 1-1 during conference play while Calvin remains unbeaten and is 5-0 overall during the 2012-2013 campaign. Cornerstone's Ty Mason and Wes Hudson received All-Tournament honors for the weekend.
The Golden Eagles will host their second WHAC game on Wednesday, November 28. Siena Heights University will travel to Cornerstone with the tip off scheduled for 5:30 p.m.