Cornerstone University 100 Grace Bible College 74
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson (24 points)
Grace Bible – Brad Rosenzwieg (15 points)
Cornerstone – Jake Plite (11 rebounds)
Grace Bible – Travis Rader (8 rebounds)
Cornerstone –Anthony Allen, Wes Hudson (8 assists)
Grace Bible - Brad Rosenzwieg, Jake Blauwkamp (4 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles shot 62.9% (22-35) from the field in the 2nd half of play which included 4 of 9 from long range.
The Tigers started the game well and led for most of the first10 minutes of play. Cornerstone took a 27-26 lead on a Ty Mason bucket with 9:45 left in the half. The Golden Eagles would extend the lead out to 39-29 with 3:02 remaining but the Tigers would make a 10-5 run to end the half and would go into the locker room down just 44-39 at the intermission. Cornerstone would come out hot in the 2nd half with a 10-0 run to increase the lead to 15 points but the Tigers would respond and they cut the lead to just 2 points (67-65) just about half way through the 2nd period. Grace Bible went cold after that and the Golden Eagles outscored the Tigers 33-9 over the last 9:35 of the game to finish with a 100-74 win to improve to 1-0 on the season. The win marked Kim Elders 500th win of his career. Coach Elders begins his 21st season at the helm of the Cornerstone basketball and has averaged 25 wins a season over that period of time. Coach Elders is currently the 7th winningest coach in the NAIA amongst active coaches. Congratulations Coach Elders.
Cornerstone will go down to Spring Arbor to take on #2 Indiana Wesleyan on Friday, Nov. 8th at 6:00 p.m.