DETROIT, Mich. -- A 67-26 advantage in rebounds led the Cornerstone University Golden Eagles (5-4, 2-2 WHAC) to a 64-40 victory over the Mustangs (1-7, 0-4 WHAC) in a weekend conference tilt to tipoff the month of December.
In a low scoring first half, the Mustangs and Golden Eagles locked in a defensive battle that ended in a 26-15 halftime deficit for the Mustangs.
The teams' combined for 16 field goals (12 CU, 4 MG) over the first twenty minutes of play. Both teams struggled from the long line with Cornerstone shooting 1-for-13 from three point land and the Mustangs going 0-for-4.
In the second half, the Golden Eagles continued to separate themselves from the Mustangs by crashing the boards and capitalizing on their extra chances. In all, the Golden Eagles' rebound advantage allowed them to put up 75 shots compared to the Mustangs 53 shots throughout the contest.
Senior forward Keara Marks (Detroit, Mich./Renaissance) was the only Mustang in double figures with 13 points. Marks added seven rebounds and five steals in the WHAC weekend matinee.
The Mustangs will be back in action Wednesday (Dec. 5) when they host the Wolves of Michigan-Dearborn. Tipoff is slated for 5:30 p.m. inside Ernest T. Ford Field House in Highland Park.