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State basketball: Oakland romps in Texas tournament

News staff, wire reports

Corpus Christi, Texas — Percy Gibson had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Kay Felder added 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Oakland rolled over Abilene Christian, 85-57, in the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic on Saturday.

Oakland (3-2) started slow, led 13-9 at the midway point, then sprinted to a 37-24 lead at the break and dominated even more in the second half, winning that period 48-33.

The Golden Grizzles made 10 of 17 from long range and shot 50 percent (32-of-64) from the floor while holding Abilene Christian (3-3) to just 31.3 percent shooting (20-of-64). The Wildcats made only 3 of 21 long-range attempts. The Grizzles also dominated underneath, scoring 42 points in the paint to ACU’s 28.

Jaren Lewis had 13 points to lead ACU and Jalen Little and Jaylen Franklin added eight apiece.

(At) Eastern Michigan 79, Madonna 63: James Thompson IV had 23 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, and Eastern Michigan raced to a 22-point halftime lead.

Thompson IV, a true freshman, now has back-to-back double-doubles for the Eagles (4-2) after scoring 32 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in a win over Marygrove on Wednesday. He shot 9-of-12 from the floor, and six of his 15 rebounds came on the offensive end.

Khalil Malone had 18 points for Madonna (3-9), hitting 6 of 10 from the field and 4 of 7 from behind the 3-point arc. Chris Dierker had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Eastern Michigan led by as many as 30 points in the second half, and the Eagles outrebounded the Crusaders, 52-31.

(At) Oral Roberts 100, Detroit 95: Obi Emegano scored 31 points and Jalen Bradley added 21 as Oral Roberts made 15 of 21 attempts beyond the arc to beat Detroit.

Carlton Brundidge led the Titans (2-2) with 23 points, Anton Wilson had 19 and Chris Jenkins chipped in 16 and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Emegano, who made all five long range attempts, was 8-of-14 from the floor and had eight rebounds and dished out five assists. Bradley made 5 of 7 3-point attempts and had seven assists.

Aaron Young added 15 points for Oral Roberts (6-1), which has won five straight.

The Golden Eagles led throughout the second half. Wilson nailed a trey for the Titans and followed with a free throw to close to 100-95 with 38 seconds left.

State women

No. 5 Baylor 84, No. 20 Michigan State 76: Nina Davis scored 30 points and Baylor overcame a double-digit deficit to beat Michigan State to win the Junkanoo Jam at Freeport, Bahamas.

Tori Jankoska scored 23 to lead the Spartans (4-1). Branndais Agee and Aerial Powers each added 16.

Niya Johnson and Alexis Jones each added 19 points for the Lady Bears (6-0), who gave up the game’s first 12 points to Michigan State before rallying. Johnson was 12-for-13 from the free throw line and had seven assists.

Youngstown State 96, (at) Oakland 77: Olivia Nash scored 15 to lead four Golden Grizzlies in double figures, but Youngstown State had more.

Elena Popkey chipped in 14, Taylor Gleason had 13 and Nicole Dodd 11 for Oakland (3-2, 0-1 Horizon).

Kelsea Newman scored 27 and Indiya Benjamin had 21 for Youngstown State (5-0, 1-0), which outscored the visitors, 50-38, in the second half.


Lewis 62, Wayne State 60

Grand Valley 91, Salem 60

Northern Michigan 80, Southern Wesleyan 52

Ferris State 84, Wisconsin-Parkside 58

Kentucky Wesleyan 69, Michigan Tech 51

Hillsdale 95, St. Joseph’s (Ind.) 79


North Park 73, Adrian 70

Aquinas 87, Calvin 77

Cornerstone 73, Hope 67