#15 Cornerstone University 56 #1 Davenport University 61
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cornerstone - Melissa Veltkamp (17 points)
Davenport - Kristi Boehm (14 points)
Cornerstone - Brooke Carter (15 rebounds)
Davenport - Jennie Closson (7 rebounds)
Cornerstone - Robyn Veltkamp (3 assists)
Davenport - Kallie Benike (3 assists)
The Golden Eagles gave #1 Davenport all they could handle this afternoon but they came up just short in a 56-61 loss to the Panthers. The first half featured 6 ties and 2 lead changes with the biggest lead (CU 23-DU 19) coming with 2:23 left on the clock. Cornerstone finished the half with a 23-21 lead. The Panthers came out in the 2nd half and pressure the Golden Eagles into some early turnovers and they took their first lead of the half (26-25) with 16:19 on the clock. Davenport kept that lead and built the lead to as much as 10 points (46-36) with 7:44 remaining. It appeared that Davenport might blow out Cornerstone at that point but they responded with a 2-point shot and a couple of 3-pointers to cut the lead to 46-44 in just 1:12 seconds. The Golden Eagles went on to tie the game at 49, 51, and 55 but they were never able to retake the lead as Davenport went on to a 61-56 victory.
The Golden Eagles will be the #3 seed in the WHAC tournament and will host the #6 seed University of Northwestern Ohio on Wednesday at 7:30. Click here to see full tournament bracket.