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Cornerstone University 73 Madonna University 65
Cornerstone - Melissa Veltkamp (25
Madonna - Michelle Lindsey (19 points)
Cornerstone Melissa Veltkamp (8
Madonna - Shantelle Herring (9 rebounds)
KEY TEAM STATS
Both teams shot an identical 24-58 (41.4%) from the field for the game. Madonna committed 26 turnovers to Cornerstone's 17.
The Crusaders scored the first 11 points of the game before Ashley Niedermayer put the Golden Eagles on the scoreboard with a 2 point shot with 14:48 on the clock. Madonna pushed the lead to as high as 12 (14-2) before the Golden Eagles started to get on track. Cornerstone made an 23-2 run to take a 9 point (25-16) lead with 7:26 and Madonna would not lead again on the night. The Golden Eagles would finish the half up 40-33. The Golden Eagles would keep a comfortable lead for the first 10 minutes of the second half. Cornerstone lead 51-43 with 10:35 on the clock but the Crusaders would begin to chip away at the lead. Madonna cut the lead to 53-52 with 8:05 but that would be as close as they would get in the second half. The lead remained 3-5 points from 7:51 down to 3:46 on the clock. Samantha Flietstra put the Golden Eagles up 7 (66-59) with 2:08. The Golden Eagles would hit their free throws down the stretch to win the game
The Golden Eagles will play their 5th straight road game on Saturday against Aquinas at 1:00 p.m.