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Cornerstone University 85 Spring Arbor University 92 (2 OT)
West Palm Beach, Fla. (Northwood Holiday Classic)
Cornerstone - Ronald Bates (23 points)
Spring Arbor - Chris Bellamy (23 points)
Cornerstone - Ronald Bates (7 rebounds)
Spring Arbor - Rob Hogans (9 rebounds)
Cornerstone - Dan Possehl (3 assists)
Spring Arbor - Matt Van Pelt (7 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Cougars shot 55.2% (16-29) which included 4 of 6 from long range in the first half and led 44-38 at the half. The Golden Eagles made 23 of 25 from the foul line for the game.
The Golden Eagles started a little slow and Spring Arbor took advantage of that making an 18-8 run in the first 7:14 of the game. Spring Arbor would maintain about a 10 point cushion for most of the first half and would push the lead to as high as 16 points 34-18 with 6:16 left in the half. Cornerstone scored the last 5 points of the half reducing the Cougars lead to 44-38 at the half. The Cougars would maintain at lead a 4 point cushion through the first 11:30 of the second half but the Golden Eagles would take a 63-62 lead with 7:07 on a Ronald Bates basket. The teams tied at 65-65 and then again at 70-70. Both team had a couple of shots down the stretch but neither team could convert and they went to overtime. The first overtime featured a couple of ties and a couple of lead changes. Spring Arbor tied the game at 79-79 with: 09 left in the first overtime to send it to double overtime. The Cougars hit back to back 3-pointers to start the second overtime and they never looked back as they went on to defeat the Golden Eagles 92-85
The Golden Eagles will return home to continue WHAC play on Wednesday, Jan. 4th at 7:30 when they take on Indiana Tech.