DETROIT, Mich. — The men’s basketball team faced a tough challenged Saturday (Jan. 18) when NAIA DII No. 6 Cornerstone University (17-3; 11-1 WHAC) visited Detroit’s Northwest Activities Center. The sixth-ranked Golden Eagles went up early and didn’t look back in a 110-56 victory over the Mustangs (1-19; 0-12 WHAC) in Saturday’s Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference contest.
The Golden Eagles shot out to a 15-4 lead over the first seven minutes of the contest and pushed their first half lead to 30 at 52-22 before taking a convincing 52-24 lead into the halftime break over first year head coach Craig Covington and the Mustangs.
Cornerstone used a 17-2 advantage in points off turnovers to separate from the Mustangs over the first 20 minutes of action. The Golden Eagles produced the 17 points off of 11 Marygrove turnovers in the first half.
The Mustangs would continue to battle, but could not overcome the near 30-point halftime deficit as Cornerstone went on to win, 110-59.
The Mustangs were led by junior guard Darryll Dixon (Flint, Mich./Hamady) with 17 points, four assists, and three rebounds. Diante Taylor (Battle Creek, Mich./Central) eclipsed the double-digit scoring mark for the 20th time this season after dropping in 13 points to go along with three rebounds, while JuJuan Armstrong (Detroit, Mich./UM-Dearborn) followed with 11 points.
Cornerstone showcased great balance with seven in double figures on the afternoon.
The Mustangs will remain home for the next contest Wednesday (Jan. 22) when Lawrence Tech visits Detroit for a 7:30 p.m. tip. The game can be heard live on the Mustang Sports Network approximately 30 minutes after the women’s basketball game concludes inside the NWAC.
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Category: Men's Basketball