Saturday's state roundup: Rayson's 27 lead Central over Bowling Green

The Detroit News

Bowling Green, Ohio — Braylon Rayson sank five 3-pointers and finished with 27 points to lead Central Michigan to a 79-67 win over Bowling Green on Saturday.

Rayshawn Simmons added 17 points and Chris Fowler had 14 while dishing out eight assists for Central Michigan (8-7, 1-1 Mid-American), which hit 51 percent of its 47 shots from the field to pick up its first road win of the season. John Simons contributed 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Central Michigan pulled away midway through the second half with an 11-2 run, sparked by a pair of Rayson’s 3-pointers, to make it 57-44. Bowling Green’s Rasheed Worrell later sank a 3-pointer to trim the gap back to single digits, 73-64, with 2:10 to play, but that was as close as the Falcons (10-5, 1-1) got the rest of the way.

Spencer Parker led Bowling Green with 15 points and Worrell finished with 13.

(At) Northern Illinois 80, Eastern Michigan 63: Travon Baker tied a career high with 25 points for the second time in as many games, and Marin Maric had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Baker hit 7 of 11 3-pointers — both career highs — for Northern Illinois (12-3, 2-0 Mid-American Conference), which improved to 11-0 at home this season and has won 13 straight at home dating to last season.

The Huskies led 40-30 at halftime, but Eastern Michigan (9-6, 1-1) closed it to 43-41 in the first four minutes. Two free throws from Raven Lee put the Eagles up 49-47 with 10:18 left, but NIU rolled off 14 points in three minutes and coasted to a comfortable win.

James Thompson IV led Eastern Michigan with 23 points and eight rebounds.

Northern Illinois was 21 of 22 from the free-throw line.

Saginaw Valley State 77 (at) Wayne State 69: Damon Bozeman scored 22 while Garrett Hall added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Saginaw Valley (10-3, 7-1 GLIAC). Michael Lewis scored 18 to lead four players in double figures for Wayne State (2-9, 2-6 GLIAC). Ronald Booth had 16 while Chuck Key added 14 and Marcus Moore 12 for the Warriors.

Men’s scores

Albion 65, Calvin 60

Alma 85, Adrian 66

Aquinas 80, Michigan-Dearborn 53

Ashland 73, Michigan Tech 67

Concordia (Mich.) 86, Marygrove 69

Davenport 90, Cornerstone 84

Findlay 80, Hillsdale 69

Grand Valley State 89, Malone 79

Hope 79, Olivet 64

Lake Erie 63, Northern Michigan 54

Lake Superior State 76, Tiffin 63

Lawrence Tech 58, Northwestern Ohio 55

Madonna 97, Indiana Tech 89

Ohio Dominican 93, Northwood 54

Siena Heights 66, Lourdes 64

Trine 77, Kalamazoo 59

Walsh 81, Ferris State 78

WOMEN

(At) Toledo 80, Western Michigan 73: Meredieth Shipman scored a game-high 31 but Western Michigan couldn’t overcome the Toledo tandem of Jay Bravo-Harriott (24 points) and Brenae Harris (22 points and 11 rebounds). Najee Smith added 10 points for Western (9-6, 1-2 MAC). Ana Capotosto and Janice Monakana had 10 points apiece for Toledo (7-7, 2-1 MAC).

Eastern Michigan 87, Northern Illinois 80 (OT): Cha Sweeney scored 28, including five in the extra session, to lead the Eagles (11-3, 2-1 MAC). Janay Morton (14 points) hit two free throws with three seconds left in regulation to tie the game, 71-71.Chanise Baldwin added 17 points while Sasha Daily had 14 for EMU. Kelly Smith had 20 points for Northern Illinois (8-6, 1-2 MAC).

Central Michigan 97, (at) Akron 77: Tinara Moore was a perfect 16-of-16 on field-goal attempts in leading  Central Michigan in a rout over Akron. Cathy Breen had 21 points for Central (8-6, 2-1 MAC). Diandra Gibson had 21 points to lead Akron (7-7, 1-2 MAC).

GLIAC

Saginaw Valley State 80, (at) Wayne State 62: Emily Wendling had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Grace Whelan also scored 18 as Saginaw Valley (9-4, 6-2 GLIAC) featured five players in double figures scoring. Katelyn Carriere added 17 points while Danielle Carriere had 12 and Anna Hall 10 for the Cardinals. Shannon Wilson scored 16 and Ashley Wilson 11 for Wayne State (6-8, 1-7 GLIAC).

Horizon

(At) Detroit 89, Chicago-Illinois 80: Nicole Urbanick scored a game-high 31 while Rosanna Reynolds added 26 and Brianne Cohen 20 as Detroit (7-8, 3-1) won its third straight Horizon League contest. The Titans shot 51 percent (28-of-55) from the floor. Ruvanna Campbell had 29 points for Chicago-Illinois (9-6, 0-4).

(At) Valparaiso 81, Oakland 66: Jasmyn Walker had 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead Valparaiso (6-9, 2-2 Horizon) over Oakland. Olivia Nash scored 17 to lead four Oakland players in double figures. Taylor Jones had 15 points while Taylor Gleason added 11 and Sinclair Russell 10 for the Golden Grizzlies (10-5, 2-2 Horizon).

Womens scores

Adrian 71, St. Mary’s (Ind.) 58

Aquinas 73, Michigan-Dearborn 60

Ashland 69, Michigan Tech 63

Calvin 79, Olivet 77

Concordia (Mich.) 86, Marygrove 47

Davenport 83, Cornerstone 57

Detroit 89, Ill.-Chicago 80

Findlay 79, Hillsdale 60

Grand Valley State 89, (at) Malone 42

Kalamazoo 73, Alma 69

Lawrence Tech 73, Northwestern Ohio 63

Madonna 82, Indiana Tech 71

Marian (Ind.) 48, Spring Arbor 32

Northern Michigan 45, Lake Erie 38

Ohio Dominican 71, Northwood 59

Siena Heights 53, Lourdes 49

Tiffin 70, Lake Superior State 55

Trine 71, Albion 54

Walsh 58, Ferris State 41