Women's Basketball - Sat, Nov. 20, 2010
Playing their second consecutive game against a top 20 opponent the game didn't start quite the way Cornerstone wanted it to. Brooke Carter and Samantha Flietstra were sidelined with two fouls early in the game. In five minutes Carter posted 8 points and 2 rebounds while Flietstra had two rebounds in just 3 minutes before taking a seat the rest of the half. Robyn Veltkamp kept the game within reach notching 10 first half points (5-8 FG) and the Cornerstone bench came through with 11 points. CU shot 50% from the floor (15-30 FG). Bethel also had a shot hand in the first half connecting on 13/29 FG (49%), 5-9 from 3-point range and 8-10 from the FT-line. Heather Seyfred and Baysia Cox posted 10 points each in the first half for the Lady Pilots who took a 6 point lead into the locker-room 39-33.
scored the first field goal of the second half to cut the Pilot lead to 4 but Lindsay Rich countered with a 3 pointer to push the lead to 7 points (37-42). But the pesky Golden Eagles would not go away and took the lead for the first time with 13:45 remaining on another Robyn Veltkamp
field goal (49-48). Cornerstone went on a 17-0 run from the 15:49 to the 7:06 minute mark. CU's largest lead was 17 while Bethel College's largest lead was 8. Pinpoint passing and free-throws sealed the 74-60 win for the Golden Eagles. Brooke Carter
finished with 19 points (8-12 FG), 9 rebounds and 3 steals in 24 minutes of action and Robyn Veltkamp
led the team with 21 points (9-15 FG), 8 assists and 3 steals. Melissa Veltkamp
had the hot hand in the second half connecting on 3 of her 4 three-point field goals. She finished with 16 points (5-9 FG, 4-7 3pt) and 7 assists.
Heather Seyfred led Bethel with 19 points while Lindsay Rich added 11 and Baysia Cox added 12. CU held the Pilots to 22% shooting in the second half while the Golden Eagles shot 65% and 57% (4/7) from 3 point land in the second half.
The 8-0 start marks one of the best starts in CU history. Cornerstone will travel to Olivet College on Tuesday, November 23 for a 7:30 pm tip-off before they break for Thanksgiving.