NCAA Game Summary - Cornell vs. Longwood
(Saturday, November 24)
Final Score: Cornell 84, Longwood 78
Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Eitan Chemerinski came off the bench to score 19 points as the Cornell Big Red picked up an 84-78 victory over the Longwood Lancers as part of the championship round in the 2012 Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena.
Errick Peck and Shonn Miller each added 14 points for Cornell (3-4), which has now won two straight after a four-game losing slide. Peck also had 10 rebounds to notch a double-double while Nolan Cressler netted 12 points.
Michael Kessens paced Longwood (1-5) with 20 points and 14 rebounds in the loss. Nik Brown and Tristan Carey tallied 19 points each while Karl Ziegler chipped in 10.
The Big Red controlled the first have completely and led by as many as 18 before taking a 42-30 lead into halftime. Longwood fell behind after shooting just 37.9 percent from the floor while allowing Cornell to convert 18-of-32 of its field goal attempts.
The Lancers trailed by a double-digit margin for the majority of the second half. They made a late rally effort and cut the deficit to four points in the closing seconds, but Peck and Cressler combined to go 6-of-6 at the charity stripe in the final 10 seconds of play to secure the win. Cornell made 12- of-15 attempts at the free throw line over the final 20 minutes to protect its advantage.
The Big Red's reserves scored 46 points in the contest while Longwood got just 12 points from its bench.
11/24 19:56:30 ET