Cornerstone University 80 Indiana Tech 77
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson (23 points)
Indiana Tech – Jeff Hoskins (19 points)
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson, Justin Pepper (7 rebounds)
Indiana Tech – Jordan Hickman (12 rebounds)
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson (5 assists)
Indiana Tech – Jeff Hoskins, Nick Lewis (3 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
Prior to tip off, the Cornerstone Men's Basketball team honored their lone senior, Derek Kingshott. Going down to the wire, the Golden Eagles let a 13-point second half advantage slip down to three points with four seconds remaining. However, Cornerstone was able to sneak away with an 80-77 victory. The Golden Eagles shot 44.4% from the field while the Warriors hit at a 49.2% pace. Cornerstone out-rebounded the visiting team, 41-30, to help seal the win.
The first half proved to be a close contest with eight ties and 10 lead changes between the Golden Eagles and the Warriors. However with three second remaining until the half CU's, Ty Mason, hit a fade away two-point jumper to give the Golden Eagles a 41-39 advantage and momentum heading into the locker room. Highlighting the half, Mason scored 12 of his 21 points while Hudson grabbed four steals. Cornerstone shot 59.4% compared to Indiana Tech shooting 51.9%.
The momentum carried on throughout the remainder of the second half as Cornerstone found themselves ahead by 13 points with just four minutes into the half. The Warriors went on a 20-9 surge as they cut the deficit to nearly two points with 4:48 on the clock. Cornerstone was forced to regroup and call a timeout. Indiana Tech stayed within six points of Cornerstone during the rest of the contest but with only 00:04 seconds left on the clock the Warriors found themselves with the ball, down by three. The Warriors pushed the ball down the court but were unable to tie the ball game, giving Cornerstone and Derek Kingshott the last 2012-2013 season victory at home. Kingshott scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds during his final game at Mol Arena.
After the win, Cornerstone advances to 19-10 overall and 13-8 during conference play as they travel to Sylvania, Ohio, to play in their final regular season conference contest against Lourdes University.
The Golden Eagles travel to Sylvania, Ohio, on Saturday to face Lourdes University with the game set for 8:30 p.m.