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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – It happens every weekend immediately following the Thanksgiving Holiday and the No. 11 ranked men's basketball team will enter the 19th annual Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic as the defending champions. Head coach Kim Elders and his 6-2 Golden Eagles open play on Friday at 6 p.m. against Hope College. CU then follows with a 6 p.m. contest on Saturday against Calvin. Both games will be at Aquinas College.
ADRIAN, Mich. – Sophomore Cory Cox (SO/Flushing, Mich.) posted a career high 27 points while freshman Kyle Steigenga (FR/Holland, Mich.) had a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds as the duo led the Golden Eagles to a 93-79 road win at Siena Heights. The loss is the first of the year for the Saints in conference play while CU improves to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the WHAC. Cornerstone will participate in the GR Sports Hall of Fame Classic this weekend at Aquinas beginning Friday against Hope.
ADRIAN, Mich. – Sophomore forward Mari Bugg posted a career high 11 points while Jill Hendrickson led the way with 14 points and 17 rebounds but it was not enough to pull the road upset as Cornerstone fell 65-55 to No. 16 Siena Heights. The loss drops the Golden Eagles to 4-3 on the year while they are now 2-2 in league play. CU returns to action at Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Marion.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its Daktronics Scholar-Athlete Teams on Monday and Cornerstone placed one on the men's side and a trio on the women's side. Seniors Tyler Steigenga (SR/Holland, Mich.), Julie Oosterhouse (SR/Byron Center, Mich.) and Leah Shepherd (SR/Kentwood, Mich.) were joined by junior Kayla Ovokaitys (JR/Cedar Springs, Mich.) in posting at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Louis Falland (SR/Nuriootpa, Australia) earned All-American honors for the Cornerstone men's cross country team as the senior came across the finish line in 15th place to finish inside the Top-30 for the All-American distinction. Falland finishes with the honor for the second straight year and is the third person in school history to do it at least twice.