Men's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 26, 2013
Cornerstone University 56 #10 Davenport University 64
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cornerstone – Wes Hudson (18 points)
Davenport –Dominez Burnett (11 points)
Cornerstone – Justin Pepper (10 rebounds)
Davenport – Dawid Czerniawski (9 rebounds)
Cornerstone –3 players (2 assists)
Davenport – JaVontae Ford, Sean Hill (3 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
With six lead ties and seven lead changes during the first half, Davenport turned on the tough defense in the second half to pull out a 56-64 win on the road. Cornerstone shot 16.7% from the floor during the second half compared to Davenport shooting at 36% during the second half. The Golden Eagles led in the total rebound category with a 44-42 advantage while both teams managed to turn the ball over 11 times during this afternoon's contest.
Cornerstone welcomed nationally ranked, Davenport University, to Mol Arena for Saturday afternoon's contest. During the first half the teams went back and forth on the scoreboard but Cornerstone maintained the 28-27 lead heading into halftime. The majority of the second half was controlled by Davenport and their tough defense taking the 56-64 win from Cornerstone. Cornerstone's Wes Hudson held the game-high 18 points while Justin Pepper tallied the game-high 10 rebounds.
During the first half, both teams traded baskets but the biggest lead of the half came off a Davenport two point jumper making the score 24-19 with four minutes till half. Cornerstone then went on a 9-3 run highlighted by Wes Hudson's old fashion three point play with time running down. The Golden Eagles took the 28-27 advantage heading into the locker room.
The second half Davenport stepped up the defense and played a tight zone defense to hold the Golden Eagles to a 16.7 shooting percentage during the remainder of the game. Davenport took the lead once again with just one minute into the half and maintained the lead till the final buzzer.
After the loss, Cornerstone drops to 14-9 overall and 8-7 during conference play as they prepare for Monday night's conference game at Lawrence Tech. The Panthers improve their overall record to 19-4 and their conference record to 12-3.
The Golden Eagles travel to Lawrence Tech on Monday with game set for 7:30 p.m.