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State women: UM falls to Northwestern

The Detroit News

Nia Coffey scored 25, including the game-winning layup with 4.9 seconds left, to lead Northwestern to a 63-62 victory over Michigan Saturday in Big Ten women's basketball at Crisler Center.

UM's Shannon Smith missed a jump shot with a second left.

The Wolverines (14-10, 6-7 Big Ten) missed four free throws with less than 15 seconds left that would have added to a precarious one-point lead.

Madison Ristovski missed two free throws with 14 seconds left followed by Cyesha Goree who missed a pair from the line with 10 seconds remaining. Coffey grabbed the rebound on Goree's second attempt and scored seconds later, completing the Wildcats' second-half turnaround.

UM led 39-29 at halftime.

Siera Thompson scored 15 while Smith had 14 and Katelynn Flaherty 10 for the Wolverines.

Lauren Douglas and Maggie Lyon had 12 points apiece for Northwestern (19-6, 9-5).

(At) Eastern Michigan 85, Central Michigan 64: The Eagles connected on a season-best 13 3-pointers while Jamaica Bucknor had a game-high 24 points as Eastern (12-10, 5-6 Mid-American) toppled its instate rival.

Janay Morton (14 points) and Sera Ozelci (12 points) had four triples apiece as the Eagles also posted 11 3-pointers in their 72-62 loss to Ball State Wednesday. Cha Sweeney added 17 points for Eastern. Kerby Tamm scored 21 while Lorreal Jones had 14 and Cassandra Breen 13 for Central (11-12, 6-6).

Buffalo 54, (at) Western Michigan 44: The Broncos committed 21 turnovers and shot less than 30 percent (29.5) from the floor en route to only their second home loss of the season.

Miracle Woods scored 12 and A.J. Johnson added 11 for Western Michigan (16-8, 9-4 MAC). Kristen Sharkey had 13 points, Mackenzie Loesing 12 and Alexus Malone 10 to lead Buffalo (14-9, 7-5 MAC).

(At) Cleveland State 80, Oakland 74 (OT): Peyton Apsey's career-high 24 points and Olivia Nash's 15 points and 11 rebounds couldn't negate the Vikings' 14-8 OT run, which was aided by OU's porous 27-percent shooting from the floor.

Oakland (10-14, 4-7 Horizon League) led 32-29 at halftime and was leading 66-63 with six seconds left in regulation after Apsey hit two free throws and Sinclair Russell sank one of two from the line. Cleveland State's Imani Gordon then hit a 3-pointer with 0.1 second left to send the game into OT.

Nola Anderson scored 12 and Elena Popkey added 10 for the Golden Grizzlies. Cori Coleman scored 22 and Gordon had 21 for the Vikings (14-9, 6-4).

Youngstown State 70, (at) Detroit 65: Ellisha Crosby scored a season-high 25, but it was not enough to see the Titans overcome a first-half deficit compounded by erratic 33-percent shooting.

Detroit (9-14, 4-16 Horizon) shot better in the second half (52 percent) in a failed comeback bid. Darianne Seward had 14 points and Rosanna Reynolds 10 for the Titans, who play at Oakland Wednesday (7 p.m.). Heidi Schlegel scored 19, Indiya Benjamin added 18 and Latisha Walker had 12 for Youngstown State (17-7, 6-5).

Ashland 80, (at) Wayne State 74: The Warriors couldn't recover from a 9-for-41 first-half shooting performance as their 13-game home winning streak came to a halt.

Shareta Brown scored 20 and had 11 rebounds to record her 19th double-double of the season for Wayne State (20-3 overall, 16-3 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). Ondrea Hughes added 13 points and Des Lavita-Stephens had 11. Taylor Woods scored 21 while Andi Daugherty added 14 and Kelsey Peare and Suzy Wollenhaupt had 11 apiece for Ashland (18-7, 14-5 GLIAC). Both teams combined for 51 fouls.


(At) Northern Michigan 79, Hillsdale 51

Ferris State 63, (at) Lake Superior State 50

(At) Michigan Tech 53, Saginaw Valley 42

Northwood 63, (at) Grand Valley State 57

(At) Hope 42, Olivet 35

(At) Kalamazoo 65, Albion 56

Trine 68, (at) Adrian 66

Calvin (at) St. Mary's (Ind.), postponed