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NAIA DIVISION II NATIONAL TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND
#3 Cornerstone University 100 Johnson & Wales (CO) 69
Point Lookout, Mo.
Cornerstone - Wes Hudson (20 points)
Johnson & Wales - Matt Fisher (22 points)
Cornerstone - Caleb Simons (9 rebounds)
Johnson & Wales - Nick Maly (5 rebounds)
Cornerstone - Justin Yoder (3 assists)
Johnson & Wales - Aaron Marshall (2 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles out rebounded the Wildcats 41-24 and shot a blistering 68.8% (12-22) from the floor in the 2nd half.
The Golden Eagles started off a little slow today but they got it together and ended up hitting the century mark as they defeated Johnson & Wales University (Colo.) 100-69. The game was tied at 15-15 with 10:23 left in the half but the Golden Eagles went on a 20-8 run over the next seven minutes to gain some separation from the Wildcats. Wes Hudson led Cornerstone during that run hitting three 3-pointers in about a 1 minute period. The Golden Eagles finished the half up 43-31. The Golden Eagles came out running in the 2nd half of play. Cornerstone increased their lead to 20 (53-33) with 17:16 and they began wearing down the Wildcats at that point. Cornerstone went on to shoot 69% from the field in the second half as they defeated Johnson & Wales 100-69 to advance to the Sweet 16.
The Golden Eagles will play Iowa Wesleyan (86-75 winner over Indiana Southeast) at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.