Saturday’s basketball: DePaul run foils Western

Associated Press

Chicago — Billy Garrett Jr. scored 18 points, Myke Henry added 16 and DePaul beat Western Michigan 69-63 in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.

Henry scored six straight DePaul points during its 21-6 burst to open the second half for a 45-41 lead. Western Michigan ended its five-minute dry spell on Drake LaMont’s free throws with 7:52 remaining.

Thomas Wilder hit two free throws to get Western Michigan within 53-51, but Garrett scored the next six to extend DePaul’s lead to 59-51.

Tommy Hamilton IV had 11 points and seven rebounds for DePaul, which was just 2 of 15 from 3-point range but made 25 free throws.

Tucker Haymond led Western Michigan with 24 points and Wilder finished with 16.

Western Michigan went on a 10-0 run in the first half to build a 28-19 lead and extended it to 35-24 at halftime. The Broncos were outscored 45-28 in the second half.

State women

(At) Michigan 90, Binghamton 62: Alyssa James and Rebecca Carmody each scored 17 and Kim Albrecht scored 12 for Michigan (1-0). Nicole Munger had 19 points and eight rebounds for Binghamton (0-1).