State women: UM falls to Minnesota in double OT

The Detroit News

Michigan erased a nine-point deficit with 7:26 left in regulation only to lose in double overtime, 91-88, to host Minnesota Saturday in Big Ten women's basketball.

Nicole Elmblad's putback as time expired in regulation forced OT. Emblad also scored with 22 seconds left in the first OT to tie the game at 80 and set up a second extra session.

UM pulled within two, 90-88, with 18 seconds left in the second OT but freshman Katelynn Flaherty's 3-point attempt missed the mark.

Flaherty scored a career-high 27 points while Goree added 26 points and 20 rebounds for the Wolverines (15-12, 7-9 Big Ten). Siera Thompson had 11 points while Elmblad added 10.

Amanda Zahui led Minnesota (22-6, 11-5) with 27 points.

(At) Central Michigan 63, Western Michigan 51: Da'Jourie Turner's career-high 23 points carried the Chippewas past their instate rival while snapping a four-game losing streak. Kerby Tamm provided 13 points and 11 rebounds for Central Michigan (12-13, 7-7 Mid-American).

Miracle Woods scored 17 for Western Michigan (16-9, 9-5), who shot 37 percent from the floor.

Toledo 81, (at) Eastern Michigan 72: Fueled by a 30-9 run, the Rockets (15-10, 8-6 MAC) erased a 12-point deficit in the second half as Sophie Reecher poured in a game-high 22 points.

Cha Sweeney scored 21 while Janay Morton added 20 and Jamaica Bucknor 11 for Eastern (14-11, 7-7).

(At) Detroit 78, Cleveland State 65: Darianne Seward and Ellisha Crosby scored 21 apiece and Rosanna Reynolds added 15 as the Titans rolled to a home victory.

Crosby was 6-of-9 on three-point attempts as Detroit (10-15, 5-7 Horizon League) connected on seven 3-pointers en route to 43-31 first-half lead. Imani Gordon scored 23 for Cleveland State (15-10, 7-5).

(At) Wright State 92, Oakland 66: Wright State (20-7, 9-4 Horizon League) built a 20-point halftime lead on 51-percent shooting and Oakland couldn't keep pace.

Elena Popkey scored 15 and Nola Anderson added 13 for the Golden Grizzlies (11-15, 5-8).

(At) Walsh 89, Wayne State 83: Shareta Brown's career-high 38 points and 21 rebounds weren't enough to overcome Walsh's hot hand from outside the arc.

The Cavaliers (18-9, 12-9 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) were 7 of 14 on 3-pointers in the first half to build a 48-40 halftime lead. Walsh pushed its lead to 12 before Wayne State came storming back on Brown's and Kristen Long's acute shooting to make it a one-point game. Brittany Streetman scored 17 while Gabby Machado and Long had 10 apiece for Wayne State (21-4, 17-4). Kelsey Funderburgh had 24 points, including six 3-pointers, for Walsh.

Other scores

Saginaw Valley 64, (at) Ferris tSate 58

Michigan Tech 72, (at) Lake Superior State 61

Northern Michigan 65, (at) Northwood 44

Hillsdale at Grand Valley State

Hope 68, (at) Trine 58

Adrian 71, (at) Alma 55

(At) Olivet 83, St. Mary's (Ind.) 78

(At) Calvin 85, Kalamazoo 71

Albion 88, (at) Rochester College 86