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Cornerstone 79 Aquinas 78 (OT)
Grand Rapids, Mich. (Cornerstone)
Cornerstone - Bryan Pasciak (17 points)
Aquinas - Damacious White (29 points)
Cornerstone - Kelvin DeVries (8 rebounds)
Aquinas - Jamell Hatchett (12 rebounds)
Cornerstone - Justin Yoder went 5 for 7 from beyond the arc.
KEY TEAM STATS
Cornerstone shot 80.6% (25-31) from the foul line.
The Golden Eagles held the lead for most of the first half but Aquinas took the lead with 34 seconds remaining and finished the half up 31-28. Aquinas came out in the second half and built the lead to 50-41 with 10:39 left in the game. Cornerstone chipped away at the lead throughout the remainder of the half and finally tied the game at 59-59 with 4:16 left on the clock. Cornerstone responded with a 3-point shot by Kelvin DeVries and they kept the lead until Damacious White sank a 2-point shot with 5 seconds on the clock. Cornerstone could not get off a shot as the clock ran out with both teams tied at 70-70. Ronald Bates opened the overtime period with a 3-pointer to give Cornerstone a 73-70 lead and the Golden Eagles would hold on to that lead for the remainder of the OT but it would not end with some excitement. Jamell Hatchett had 2 free throws with 2.3 seconds remaining on the clock. He made the crucial first shot to bring the score to 79-77. Cornerstone called timeout before the second shot. Hatchett came out and missed the second shot on purpose but Derek Kingshott got the rebound. Kingshott called a timeout as Aquinas tried to steal the ball but Cornerstone was out of timeouts so a technical foul was called on Cornerstone. Aquinas sent Damacious White to the line with a chance to tie the game with .3 seconds left on the clock. White made the first but missed the second shot and Cornerstone escaped with a 79-78 victory.