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Saturday's state roundup: CMU beats Dan Majerle

Detroit News staff and wires

Mount Pleasant — Chris Fowler scored 26 and John Simons 21 to lead Central Michigan to a 79-77 victory over Grand Canyon on Saturday night in Dan Majerle's return to the school where he starred before going on to a 14-year NBA career.

Majerle, Grand Canyon's coach, played for the Chippewas from 1985-88 and his No. 44 jersey hangs in the rafters of McGuirk Arena.

CMU was clinging to a 78-77 lead after Sam Daly made two free throws for the Antelopes (2-4) with 4.9 seconds left.

CMU's Austin Stewart was fouled on the inbounds pass and made one free throw. Daly then drove the length of the floor, but with 6-foot-8 Simons defending him, the 6-3 Daly kicked the ball out to a teammate but time ran out.

GCU's Joshua Braun had 21 points.

CMU is 5-0 for the first time since 1980-81. Coach Keno Davis won his 100th career game.

More state men

(At) Oakland 81, Toledo 79

Dante Williams scored 20 and Kahil Felder blocked the potential game-tying shot with 1 second left as Oakland held on for the win.

Corey Petros hit a short jumper to give the Golden Grizzlies (2-5) a 37-36 lead at the half and they built that to 74-60 on Ralph Hill's 3-pointer with 6:07 to go.

Johnathan Williams knocked down two 3-pointers as the Rockets (2-4) stormed back. His two free throws made it 80-79 with 43 seconds to go. After a Jalen Hayes free throw at 10 seconds, Julius Brown had a shot to tie that Felder blocked.

Petros had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Felder had 14 points, six rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Oakland shot 55.1 percent and hit 10 of 20 3's with Williams going 6-of-9.

Williams had 19 points and Justin Drummond 16 for Toledo.

Lewis 76, (at) Wayne State 59

Wayne State (0-3) dropped its home opener.

Clark Bishop had 13 points for the Warriors, while Michael Lewis had 10 points and nine rebounds.

For Lewis (4-1), four players scored in double-figures, led by David Niggins, who had 16 points. Ryan Jackson had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Men's scores

■Northwood 99, Finlandia 73

■Grand Valley State 78, North Alabama 60

■Hillsdale 78, Salem International 54

■Michigan Tech 75, Wayne State (Neb.) 59

■Ferris State 54, Albion 52

■Southwest Minnesota State 78, Northern Michigan 58

■Kalamazoo 63, Manchester 58

■Adrian 98, Franklin 66

■Cornerstone 65, Calvin 60

■Aquinas 72, Hope 68

State women

Michigan 70, San Diego State 50 (at Puerto Rico)

Siera Thompson and Katelynn Flaherty combined for 48 points and 11 3-pointers in Michigan's rout of San Diego State at Mario Morales Coliseum.

Thompson had 25 points on 6-of-12 shooting and Flaherty scored 23 on 8-of-14 shooting.

Michigan (5-1) outrebounded San Diego State (2-4), 35-23.

Eastern Michigan 57, Weber State 42 (at Las Cruces, N.M.)

Cha Sweeney had 16 points and Janay Morton had 11 as the Eagles finished the Thanksgiving Classic at the Pan American Center with two victories.

Rachel Kehoe added 13 rebounds for Eastern Michigan (4-2).

Weber State is 4-3.

Western Michigan 73, (at) Chicago State 43

A.J. Johnson scored 20 points as Western Michigan rolled to a road victory.

The Broncos (4-1) bounced back from a blowout loss to Michigan. On Saturday, they shot 54.5 percent in the first half to take a 45-13 lead. Jessica Jessing had 13 points in the win.

Chicago State is 0-6.

Women's scores

■Grand Valley State 95, Gannon 72

■Michigan Tech 70, Minnesota State Mankato 61

■Lake Superior State 78, Ursuline 63

■Saginaw Valley State 76, Augustana (S.D.) 66

■Concordia 75, Alma 66

■Bluffton 69, Kalamazoo 56

■Calvin 88, Finlandia 50