Cornerstone entered the game with a 5-2 record while Calvin came in undefeated at 4-0. Calvin scored a 3-pointer to open the game but Ben Lanning matched that to tie the score at 3-3. Calvin then made a basket that was matched by Jake Plite. That would be Calvin's last lead of the game. Plite scored again to put the Golden Eagles up for good. The score would remain fairly close (16-14) through 12:10 on the clock and then Cornerstone went on an 8-0 run to go up 24-14 with 9:28 left in the half. The Golden Eagles kept the margin close to 10 through the last couple of minutes but Wes Hudson hit a 3-pointer and Cory Cox made a basket as time ran out to give Cornerstone a 15 point (48-33) advantage at the half. The Golden Eagles would keep a double digit lead for the whole second half. Cornerstone would push the lead to 18 on a couple of occasions through the first two and a half minutes of the second half but the Knights responded and cut the lead back to 12 points four different times over the next five minutes of play. Cornerstone would then build the lead to as much as 21 points (83-62) with 3:12 on the clock and would finish with an 85-66 win over Calvin. Wes Hudson and Ben Lanning led the Golden Eagles with 25 and 20 points respectively.
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles shot 49.2% compared to the Knights 38.9% from the field for the game. Cornerstone made 7-14 from long range in the first half but went cold (1-9) in the second half for a total of 34.8% for the game. Calvin made only 3-16 from the 3-point line. The Golden Eagles also made 19-23 from the foul line while the Knights made 21 of 35 from the charity stripe.
Cornerstone will play Hope in the second game of the Grand Rapids Hall of Fame Tournament at Calvin at 6:00 p.m. Hope defeated Aquinas 69-67 in their game.