GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Siena Heights men's basketball team fell 74-70 to second-ranked Cornerstone in the first round of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament.
Heading into halftime, the Saints trailed the Golden Eagles 33-32 after a first half plagued with fouls. Cornerstone jumped out to a 12-point, 57-45, lead with 11:53 remaining on the clock, but the Saints kept fighting.
Siena Heights came within two, 61-59, with 8:07 left and holding on until taking the lead 70-69 with a Christopher Pearl three-pointer, only 1:54 on the clock. The Golden Eagles managed two free throws and a layup to seal the deal over SHU.
For the Golden Eagles (28-3)b bn b , Kyle Steigenga earned 24 points and seven boards. Michael McLaughlin managed 17 points as Sam Vander Sluis added 11 points.
The Saints end the season 16-15, earning their best record since the 2009-10 season.