Wednesday's state roundup: Akron ousts Western
Cleveland — Kwan Cheatham Jr. had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Akron beat Western Michigan 58-45 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.
Seventh-seeded Akron advances to play No. 3 Kent State in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Reggie McAdams led Akron (20-13) with 15 points and Antino Jackson added 10.
Akron hit four consecutive 3-pointers, one apiece from Cheatham, Jackson, McAdams and Jake Kretzer, to take a 45-35 lead with 7:50 left. The Zips were 12 of 29 (41 percent) from 3-point range compared to just 2 of 14 for Western Michigan.
Thomas Wilder had 12 points and seven rebounds for sixth-seeded Western Michigan (20-13), which was held to 14-of-54 shooting (25.9 percent).
Western Michigan trailed by seven at halftime, but held Akron to just one field goal in the first eight minutes of the second to pull even at 30.
More MAC men
Eastern Michigan 73, Bowling Green 67: Raven Lee scored 27, including the go-ahead free throws, Mike Talley scored 21 and Eastern Michigan advanced to face Toledo today in the MAC's second round.
EMU (21-12) closed on a 6-0 run while holding fifth-seeded BG (20-11) scoreless for the final 4:46.
Karrington Ward added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles, who had 18 offensive rebounds and only seven turnovers.
Richaun Holmes and Jehvon Clarke scored 18 each for the Falcons.
Eastern Michigan 74, Toledo 57: Cha Sweeney scored 29, Janay Morton had 19 and Brianna Puni 10 as Eastern Michigan (20-11) advanced to the second round of the tournament, where it faces No. 3 seed Akron at 2:30 today.
Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott had 30 points for the Rockets, who shot 28.6 percent.
Western Michigan 81, Central Michigan 68: Marquisha Harris had 17 points and nine rebounds and Miracle Woods had 16 points and nine boards to lead Western Michigan, which faces No. 4 seed Buffalo at noon today.
A.J. Johnson and Jessica Jessing added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Western (20-11).
KerbyTamm scored 20 for the Chippewas.
(At) Youngstown State 73, Detroit 55: Redshirt sophomore Rosanna Reynolds had 18 points and six assists and freshman Darianne Seward tallied 17 points, five rebounds and a season-high five steals for Detroit (12-18), which fell out of the Horizon League tournament.
Nikki Arbanas scored 22 for Youngstown.
(At) Wright State 95, Oakland 60: Nola Anderson and Olivia Nash scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, but the Golden Grizzlies were eliminated from the Horizon tournament by No. 2 seed Wright State.