#6 Cornerstone University 64 Goshen College 70 in OT
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cornerstone - Ronald Bates (15 points)
Goshen - Mike Betcher (21 points)
Cornerstone - Jake Plite (12 rebounds)
Goshen - Mike Betcher (9 rebounds)
Cornerstone- Wes Hudson (3 assists)
Goshen - Tyler Hall (3 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles shot just 12.5% (2-16) from behind the arc and 60.9% (14-23) from the foul line. Goshen made 80% from the foul line including 21-25 in the second half.
The Golden Eagles were up as much as 10 points 24-14 in the first half but the Maple Leafs made a late run and went into the locker-room down only 2 points with the score at 28-26. Goshen started out well in the second half and built as much as a 7 point lead (43-36) with 9:13 remaining in the game. Cornerstone would make a 10 point run to make it (46-43) with 6:38 on the clock. The teams were tied at 47-47 with 4:49 on the clock. Cornerstone took the lead with 4:31 and would keep the lead until :02 seconds when Goshen tied the score at 54-54 to send it into OT. The Maple Leafs would outscore the Golden Eagles 16-10 in the overtime period to defeat the defending national champs 70-64 in their season opener.
The Golden Eagles will travel down to play Indiana Wesleyan at the WHAC/MCC Challenge on Friday at 8:00 p.m.