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Cornerstone University 60 Aquinas College 44
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cornerstone – Robyn Veltkamp (16 points)
Aquinas – Chelsea Matley (17 points)
Cornerstone – Ashley Niedermayer (12 rebounds)
Aquinas – Shelby Carter (7 rebounds)
KEY TEAM STATS
Cornerstone shot 50% from the field (14-28) and made 10-10 from the foul line in the second half to pull away from the Saints for the win.
The two teams went back and forth over the first 14 minutes of play. Cornerstone took a 12-11 lead with 6:10 left in the half on a Robyn Veltkamp bucket. The Golden Eagles scored six straight to push the lead to 18-11 with 4:26 on the clock but the Saints would finish with a 6-3 run to draw to within 4 (21-17) at the half. Neither team shot particularly well in the first half of play. Cornerstone made 9-30 (30%) and Aquinas made 11-30 (33.9%). Aquinas drew to within 3 points (25-22) with 18:21 left in the half but the Golden Eagles would go on a 15-0 run to put Cornerstone up 40-22 with 12:55 left in the game. Aquinas cut the lead to as low as 12 points (54-42) with 2:37 left but would finish down 60-44 at the end of the game.
The Golden Eagles will hit the road to play #1 Concordia at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.