Ithaca, NY (Sports Network) - Nolan Cressler scored 20 points for the
Cornell Big Red in their 63-55 victory over the Western Michigan Broncos at
Newman Arena in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Coming off the bench for Cornell (1-0), Cressler shot a very impressive 6-of-8
from three-point range in his college debut. He was joined in double-figure
scoring by Errick Peck who had 10 points and Galal Cancer, also coming off the
bench, who tallied 10 on 5-of-7 shooting while adding a game-high seven
The Broncos (0-1) were unable to capitalize on the play of Shayne Whittington
who registered a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.
Jared Klein was the only player for Western Michigan to join him in double-
figure scoring with 12 points.
Despite starting the game 1-of-13 shooting and converting a very poor 21.4
percent from the field, WMU went into halftime down only two points, 26-24.
The second half was more active for both teams, with Cornell controlling the
pace and outscoring the Broncos 37-31.
The Big Red bench contributed 35 points, while WMU's reserves only put up 14.
Cornell also tallied 13 blocked shots, six by Shonn Miller, in an impressive
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