Saturday's state basketball: Eastern Michigan holds off Boston
Ypsilanti — Elijah Minnie scored 28 points with four rebounds, four assists and three steals and Eastern Michigan beat Boston 80-62 on Saturday.
Minnie was 10 of 17 from the field including five from distance for the Eagles (4-1). Paul Jackson added 15 points and four assists and James Thompson IV scored 14 points and led the team with 14 rebounds.
The Eagles trailed through much of the first half but were able to inch ahead late on back-to-back jumpers by Minnie and Kevin McAdoo to take a 32-26 lead at the break.
A Jackson 3-pointer early in the second half stretched it to 53-42 with 12:13 to play. Minnie contributed three 3-pointers and Thompson dunked as part of a 14-0 run that boosted the Eagles to a 71-51 lead with 5:08 remaining and they cruised from there.
Max Mahoney scored 18 points with four rebounds for the Terriers (3-2).
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(At) Western Michigan 99, Aquinas 52: Michael Flowers scored 19 points and Western Michigan beat Aquinas College of the NAIA.
Flowers was 5 of 6 including three 3-pointers for the Broncos (3-1). Josh Davis added 15 points and five rebounds, William Boyer-Richard had 13 points and Patrick Emilien had 11 points and five rebounds.
Western Michigan shot 57 percent from the field overall compared to 32 percent for Aquinas and had a 41-25 rebounding edge.
The Broncos jumped to a 12-2 start capped by a Jared Printy 3-pointer and led all the way, building to a 48-27 advantage at the break.
Flowers scored nine points in the opening surge of the second half and Seth Dugan and Davis each made a dunk as the Broncos pushed it to 61-30 with 17:05 to play.
Zezva Liluashvili led the Saints with 10 points and four assists.
Lewis 74, (at) Wayne State 72: Lewis (3-1) held a slim lead throughout the closing minutes and held on for the victory when Antonio Marshall missed a 3-point shot in the closing seconds. Delaney Blaylock scored 14 and Frank Vukaj scored 13 off the bench for Lewis. Darian Owens-White scored 21 and Latin Davis 16 for Wayne State (0-3).
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Alaska-Fairbanks 84, Northwood 79
Albion 112, Kenyon 61
Anderson (Ind.) 75, Kalamazoo 70
Augustana (Ill.) 86, Calvin 67
Ferris State 111, Fanshawe (Ontario) 72
Findlay 79, Saginaw Valley 66
Illinois Wesleyan 86, Alma 81
Loras 105, Olivet 88
Madonna 88, Lourdes 68
Manchester 86, Adrian 78
Milwaukee Engineering 73, Lawrence 54
WVU Tech 80, Michigan-Dearborn 58
(At) Eastern Michigan 50, Illinois State 41: Courtnie Lewis scored 16, Danielle Minott 13 and Lorraine Enabulele had 11 rebounds for Eastern (2-0). Simone Goods scored 13 for Illinois State (1-2).
(At) Central Michigan 108, Western Kentucky 90: Presley Hudson scored 34, and Micaela Kelly and Jahari Smith 19 each for Central (2-1). Dee Givens scored 23 for Western Kentucky (0-4).
(At) Akron 85, Oakland 65: Megan Sefcik scored 23 and Haliegh Reinoehl and Caitlin Vari 12 each for Akron (3-0). Lakyesha Stennis scored 16 and Teneea Heston 14 for Oakland (1-3).
Wayne State 73, (at) Tiffin 71: Nastassja Chambers made the winning layuop with 2 seconds left, and after a Tiffin timeout Ja'nae Williams stole the inbounds pass to seal the victory for Wayne State. Alex Matus and Chambers each scored 16 for the Warriors.
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Cornerstone 78, Siena Heights 60
Hope 69, Benedictine (Ill.) 50
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Lawrence Tech 56, Northwestern Ohio 53
Lourdes 74, Madonna 52
McKendree 61, Davenport 54
Michigan-Dearborn 64, Aquinas 54
Wisconsin-Lutheran 64, Calvin 50