#6 Cornerstone University 84 #14 Davenport 76
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cornerstone - Ronald Bates (18 points)
Davenport - James Nelson (18 points)
Cornerstone - Bryan Pasciak (6 rebounds)
Davenport - James Nelson (7 rebounds)
Cornerstone - Ronald Bates (4 assists)
Davenport - James Nelson (3 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Panthers won the battle of the boards 44-35 but shot only 38.9% (28-72)
from the floor while Cornerstone shot 51.9% (27-52) from the field.
It was the battle for first place in the WHAC and it turned out to be a
very good game to watch as the Golden Eagles held on and defeated the Panthers
84-76. The first half featured 3 ties
and 13 lead changes as the teams battled back and forth. The Golden Eagles largest lead of the half
came at the end of the half after making a 10-0 run over the last 2:58 of
play. The Golden Eagles shot 56.7%
(17-30) from the floor in the first half.
Cornerstone maintained about a 10 point margin for the first 10 minutes
of the second half. The Panthers cut the
lead below 10 (60-52) with 10:14 left in the game and then whittled the score
down to (64-63) with 5:57 left in the half.
The Golden Eagles responded with a 12-3 run over the next 2 ½ minutes
and then held the Panthers off down the stretch to win 84-76. The Golden Eagles
had six players (Ronald Bates, Bryan Pasciak, Caleb Simons, Ted Albert, Wes
Hudson, and Justin Yoder) that all scored in double figures in the game.
The Golden Eagles will host University of Northwestern Ohio on
Saturday, Feb. 22nd at 3:00 p.m. to start the second round of WHAC
play. Cornerstone defeated UNO 90-64 in
their first meeting.