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Cornerstone University 74 Indiana Institute of Technology 69
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson (29 points)
Indiana Tech – Hickman, Hoskins, Brooks (14 points)
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson (8 rebounds)
Indiana Tech – Melvin Brooks (12 rebounds)
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson (4 assists)
Indiana Tech – Jeff Hoskins (5 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles out rebounded the Warriors 38-23 including 12-5 on the offensive boards. Cornerstone also outscored Indiana Tech 40-26 in the paint.
Indiana Tech made a 13-4 run to start the game so the Golden Eagles had to play from behind from early on. Cornerstone scored six straight points to draw within three (13-10) at 13:00. The Warriors responded immediately with a 10-2 run over the next 1:40 to go up 23-12. The Golden Eagles then made a 21-9 run to take their first lead of the night at 33-32. Tech outscored Cornerstone 10-5 to close out the half with a 42-38 lead. The second half was very tightly contested with both teams taking the lead on multiple occasions. Cornerstone took their first lead (45-44) of the second half at 17:03. The teams traded baskets and the lead before Cornerstone took the lead at 15:22 and kept the lead until 6:53 left in the half. Wes Hudson made two foul shots at 5:12 to put Cornerstone up 66-44. Tech made a 3-pointer at 4:03 to reclaim the lead. Derek Kingshott put the Golden Eagles back up (68-67) at 3:54 but the Warriors reclaimed the lead :27 second later. Wes Hudson the put CU up for good with 3:00 left as they went on to win 74-69.
The Golden Eagles will return home to face Lourdes on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.