Cornerstone University 63 Lourdes University 51
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cornerstone – Kathy DeYoung, Jill Hendrickson (14 points)
Lourdes – Lauren Tilden (14 points)
Cornerstone – Ashley Niedermayer (13 rebounds)
Lourdes – Tiffani Blackman (10 rebounds)
Cornerstone – Kathy DeYoung, Robyn Veltkamp (4 assists)
Lourdes – Ty Ali (3 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles shot 45.7% from the field in the first half while limiting the Gray Wolves to 28.1% shooting. Cornerstone led 36-23 at the half and they played about even in the second half.
The Golden Eagles used a late first half run to put away the Lourdes Gray Wolves in today's match. The two teams went back and forth early but Jill Hendrickson gave the Golden Eagles a 17-13 lead at 9:41. With the game tied at 13 with 10:50 remaining in the first half, Cornerstone scored 7 straight points. This would put the Golden Eagles ahead of the Gray Wolves for the rest of the first half, as well as the remainder of the game. Jill Hendrickson gave Cornerstone their biggest lead of the first half (36-23) with 1:47 left in the half. The Golden Eagles took that 13 point lead into the locker room at halftime. Cornerstone took their largest lead of the game (40-23) at 16:32 on a shot by Jill Hendrickson. Lauren Tilden of Lourdes cut Cornerstone's lead to 9 (55-46) on a 3-point shot with 1:27 left in the game. Kathy DeYoung and Katelyn Cousins made 4 free throws a piece in the final 1:07 to seal the win for the Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles' lead was never fewer than 9 in the second half.
The Golden Eagles will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Lima to take on the Racers of Northern Ohio at 5:30 p.m.