Cornerstone University 88 Marygrove College 66
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson (16 points)
Marygrove – Diante Taylor (20 points)
Cornerstone – Jake Plite (8 rebounds)
Marygrove – Zamarre Neely (7 rebounds)
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson (7 assists)
Marygrove – Corey Dunaj (3 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles and Marygrove shot almost identical from the field in the first half: Cornerstone shot 51.5% while Marygrove shot 51.7% but the Golden Eagles outshot them 45.7% to 32.4% in the second half.
The Golden Eagles and Mustangs opened exchanging leads, with The Golden Eagles got their first lead of the game on a free throw by Jake Plite with 19:22 remaining in the half. Marygrove's largest lead of 2 came with 18:20 remaining in the first half. After that, the Golden Eagles took over. The Golden Eagles went on a 19-3 run to take a 22-8 lead with 11:45 remaining. Cornerstone's largest lead of the first half came with 6:13 left, putting the Golden Eagles up by 18, with a score of 35-17. Marygrove cut the lead to 7 with 3:07 left on a three point shot by Jordan Al, but Cornerstone eventually took a 48-37 lead into the locker room after Derek Kingshott made a two point shot with 5 seconds remaining. The second half was all Cornerstone as they started the half with an 11-6 run which pushed their lead to 16. Cornerstone's largest lead of 27 (78-51) came with 6:03 remaining in the game on a two point shot by Wes Hudson. Marygrove outscored Cornerstone 15-10 over the last six minutes and ended up losing 88-66.
The Golden Eagles will head to Adrian this Wednesday to play Siena Heights at 7:30 p.m.