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#3 Cornerstone University 95 Davenport University 98 2OT
Grand Rapids, Mich. (Davenport)
Cornerstone - Caleb Simons (20 points)
Davenport - Nathan Cox (23 points)
Cornerstone - Caleb Simons (10 rebounds)
Davenport - Cox, Ford (7 rebounds)
Cornerstone - Ronald Bates (5 assists)
Davenport - Lonnie Fairfax (7 assists)
The Golden Eagles lost a (98-95) 2OT thriller to Davenport today to wrap up the WHAC regular season with a 14-2 record. The Panthers jumped out to an early lead and they maintained that lead for the first 9 minutes of play today. Cornerstone finally tied the score at 18-18 on a 3-pointer by Justin Yoder with 10:54 left in the half. The Golden Eagles took their first lead (21-19) with 9:57 on the clock. Cornerstone kept the lead until 6:30 when Davenport tied the score at 26-all. Davenport took a 31-30 lead with 4:13 on the clock and they finished the half up 41-36. The Golden Eagles would trail for the first 6 ½ minutes of the second half until Ted Albert hit a foul shot to tie the game at 51-51. The Panthers regained the lead an built as much as an 8 point lead (66-58) but the Golden Eagles would hang tough and would battle back to tie the socre at 68-68 with 3:21 on the clock. Cornerstone took a 74-72 lead on a Bryan Pasciak layup with :06 seconds on the clock but the Panthers would draw a foul and hit 2 foul shots to tie the game at 74-74. Kelvin DeVries fired up a shot from 2/3 court that drew iron but didn't fall so the game went into OT. The Golden Eagles trailed for most of the first OT but tied it with :11 second on a 2-pointer by Kelvin DeVries who stepped on the 3-point line on the shot. Davenport failed to convert as they went to 2OT. Cornerstone took an early lead on a 3-pointer from Bryan Pasciak but Davenport would tie the game at 88-88 and 92-92 which was the 14th and 15th ties of the game. Davenport took the lead with :57 seconds and Cornerstone would not be able to respond as they went on to a 98-95 loss to the Panthers. It was a great NAIA contest of two very good teams.
The Golden Eagles secure the #1 seed in the WHAC Tournament and will host the #8 seed University of Northwestern Ohio on Thursday, Feb 24th at 7:30 p.m. Click here to see full WHAC Tournament bracket.