The women's basketball team improved to 6-0 with a 59-46 win over the Viterbo V-Hawks. The V-Hawks scored the first basket of the game but Brooke Carter hit the equalizer at the 17 minute mark and the Golden Eagles never trailed again. CU built a 9 point lead in the first half but the scrappy defense of Viterbo and up-tempo style cut it to 3 (21-18) with 6 minutes remaining. Carter scored the last field goal of the half to push the lead to 6 (27-21). Carter scored 11 first half points and had 6 rebounds. Neither team shot the ball well with CU shooting 30.6% (11-36 FG) but were able to hold the V-Hawks to a cool 29% (9-31 FG) from the floor.
CU opened the second half on a 3-pointer by Maria Schafer and a jumper by Melissa Veltkamp to take an early 11 point lead. The V-Hawks were not able to get any closer than 9 points with 13 minutes on the clock. The Golden Eagles shot 50% from the field (13-26) to the V-Hawks 38% in the second half. Melissa Veltkamp scored 9 of her 12 points in the second period including back to back baskets to push the CU lead to 14. CU's bench came through with 15 points. Senior, Brooke Carter, finished with her second straight double double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Viterbo's leading scorer was Dani Templin with 20.
Carter was named the MVP of the tournament and received the Chairman of the Boards award. Melissa Veltkamp joined her on the All-Tournament team. Cornerstone turns their attention to the WHAC/MCC tournament in which CU will host #3 Indiana Wesleyan on Friday, Nov. 19th at 8pm and #18 Bethel College at 3pm on Nov. 20th.