Cornerstone University 70 Davenport University 78
Grand Rapids, Mich. (Davenport)
Cornerstone - Melissa Veltkamp (20 points)
Davenport - Abbey Hengebach (32 points)
Cornerstone - Melissa Veltkamp (16 rebounds)
Davenport - Abbey Hengebach (5 rebounds)
Cornerstone - Katelyn Cousins (4 assists)
Davenport - Abby Neff (5 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
Cornerstone limited Davenport to just 4-37 from 3-point range. Davenport ranks 6th
in the NAIA DII in 3-pointers made in a game averaging 8.5 made per game.Melissa Veltkamp
's 16 rebounds were the 2nd most ever by an individual at the DU Student Center.
Davenport made a 10-4 run in the first five minutes of play. The Panthers increase the lead to 21-9 with 9:18 remaining in the half but that would be their largest lead of the game. The Golden Eagles responded down the stretch with a 14-5 run to cut the lead to 26-23 with 1:19 on the clock. The Panthers finished the half with a six point lead (30-24). The Panthers came out in the second half and maintained the lead (47-40) through the first 8 ½ minutes of play. They took their largest lead (50-40) with 9:54 left in the half. The Golden Eagles responded with an 8-0 run to make the score 50-48 with 6:47 on the clock. The teams traded baskets a lot over the next five minutes until the Golden Eagles tied the score at 57-57 when Samantha Flietstra dropped a 2 point shot in with :15 seconds left on the clock. The Panthers missed a 3-pointer as the clock ran down and the game went to overtime. The Golden Eagles took their first lead of the game on a Kaleigh Hammond basket to start the overtime period but the Panthers reclaimed it with 3:00 left on a 3-pointer to put Davenport up 61-59. Cornerstone would tie it at 61-61 with 1:33 left and the half would end with the same score. The Panthers scored first in the 2nd overtime and kept the lead until 2:38 when Ashley Moon tied the score at 67-67 with the first free throw and then took a 68-67 lead on the second free throw. The Panthers took a 69-67 lead with 2:13 and would outscore the Golden Eagles 9-3 to finish the game with a 78-70 win. The Golden Eagles played well and stretched the Panthers to the limit but couldn't pull it out in the end.
The Golden Eagles will travel to Lima, Ohio to take on University of Northwestern Ohio on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.