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Cornerstone University 69 Madonna University 74
Cornerstone - Wes Hudson (22 points)
Madonna - Travis Schuba, Bobby Naubert (20 points)
Cornerstone - Derek Kingshott (10 rebounds)
Madonna - Tyler Coker - (8 rebounds)
Cornerstone- Ronald Bates (5 assists)
Madonna - Bobby naubert (7 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles shot 38% (27-71) from the floor and only made (4-22) from the 3-point line while Madonna shot 50% (24-48) from the floor which included 8-20 from long range.
Madonna jumped out to an early lead and the Golden Eagles played catch up for most of the first half of play. Cornerstone's only lead of the half came with 16:11 left in the half when Dan Possehl converted a layup to give CU an 8-7 lead. Madonna would make a 10-2 run from that point to take a 17-10 advantage with 13:01 left in the half. Cornerstone cut the lead down to 21-20 with 7:15 left in the half. Madonna would maintain the lead until the very end of the half when Justin Yoder made a layup at the buzzer to tie the score at 31-31. The game went back and forth for the first 10 minutes of the second half with both teams holding the lead on numerous occasions. Madonna would take the lead at 10:39 and would not ever give it up. The Crusaders built as much as an 8 point advantage (63-55) with 6:39 left in the game. Wes Hudson would cut the lead to 2 points 68-66 on a layup and foul shot but the Golden Eagles were forced to foul and the Crusaders converted on their foul shots as they defeated Cornerstone 74-69.
The Golden Eagles play at Aquinas on Wednesday, December 7th at 7:30 p.m.