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#3 Cornerstone University 76 #15 Indiana Tech 75
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Cornerstone - Kelvin DeVries (8 rebounds)
Indiana Tech - Rodney Bartholomew (8 rebounds)
Cornerstone- Dominic Allen (5 assists)
Indiana Tech - Manny Hendrix (5 assists)
The Golden Eagles never led in the first half of play tonight but they did hang tough through the first half. Cornerstone cut the Indiana Tech lead to 1 (26-25) 4:18 on the clock but the Warriors made an 11-1 run to push their lead back to 37-26 with :35 left in the half. Derek Kingshott would make a 2 point shot with :04 on the clock to cut the deficit to 9 at the half. Indiana Tech was up 41-34 early in the 2nd half when Ronald Bates hit a 3-pointer to bring the score to within 4 (41-37). Indiana Tech's coach was hit with 2 technical fouls and Kelvin DeVries went to the line and hit 4 straight to tie the score at 41-41. The teams battled back and forth over the next 10 minutes. The teams tied for the 7th time at 60-60 with 7:42 on the clock. Clyde McKinney tied the score at 72-72 with a 3-pointer with 2:19 remaining in the game. Cornerstone built the lead to 76-75 and had the ball but missed a shot to increase the lead with :11 seconds. Ronald Bates shot rolled around the rim and off to Indiana Tech. Tech had a shot to win it as time ran down but a off balance shot from McKinney only drew iron and Derek Kingshott grabbed the ball as time ran out. Cornerstone improved to 15-2 overall and 4-0 in the WHAC.
The Golden Eagles will resume WHAC play on Saturday, Jan. 8th at 3:00 p.m. when they take on UM-Dearborn.