Cornerstone University 79 # 4 Saint Francis (Ind.) 85
Cornerstone – Katelyn Cousins (24 points)
St. Francis – Skylarr Shurn (36 points)
Cornerstone – Jill Hendrickson (9 rebounds)
St. Francis – Kalah Baer / Jessica Harrison (8 rebounds)
Cornerstone – Tanner Hostetler (4 assists)
St. Francis – Skylarr Shurn (5 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles shot 41.3% from the field compared to the Cougars shooting 53.4% during the game. Both teams grabbed 40 total rebounds as Cornerstone dominated the offensive glass with 16 compared to St. Francis' eight offensive rebounds. The Golden Eagles added 16 assists, 6 steals and two blocks during the night.
The Cornerstone women's basketball team welcomed the No. 4 Saint Francis Cougars (Ind.) on Tuesday night for a non-conference game. The last meeting between the two teams occurred on Nov. 5, 2011, with the Cougars taking the 73-60 victory. With a five point lead at the half for Cornerstone, the nationally ranked opponent would go on to take the victory.
During the first half, there were eight ties but Cornerstone's largest lead would occur at the end of the half with the five point advantage. Saint Francis would lead by as many as five just five minutes into the first. Katelyn Cousins led the Golden Eagles in the first with 11 points while Jill Hendrickson added 10 points and six rebounds. Cornerstone shot 48% compared to Saint Francis shooting 48.6%.
The Cougars would take the lead with just three minutes into the second half and would control momentum throughout with the largest lead of 10 points. However, Cornerstone would battle their way back and with three minutes remaining Tanner Hostetler would sink a three point shot to even the score at 75. With 30 seconds in the game, Cousins converted on a pair of free throws as the Golden eagles were down by two. CU was forced to foul and the Cougars would seal the 85-79 victory with four free throws made down the stretch.
The Golden Eagles will begin their conference season when they travel to No. 16 Siena Heights. The game is scheduled for Thursday with a 6 p.m. tip off.