Saturday's state roundup: MSU women rally over Iowa

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East Lansing — Aerial Powers scored 21 of her 23 points after halftime, powering No. 18 Michigan State’s 80-73 comeback over Iowa on Saturday.

Powers scored eight of the Spartans’ 12-straight points to open the fourth quarter and lead 58-47. Powers scored another four and Tori Jankoska added a 3-point play to push Michigan State (13-4, 4-2 Big Ten) to a 65-51 lead with 4:12 left.

Jankoska scored 18 points, Branndais Agee added 14 and Jasmine Hines 13. The Spartans made 11 of 14 free throws in the final 1:30 to close it out.

Tania Davis had a career-high 16 points for Iowa (13-5, 3-3), which shot 60 percent from the field in the first half, including 75 percent from 3-point range. The Hawkeyes led 36-23 at the half and 47-46 at the end of the third quarter.

Whitney Jennings added 15 points, Ally Disterhoft 13 and Kali Peschel 12 for Iowa.


(At) Ohio 86, Central Michigan 84 (OT): Kiyanna Black scored a career-high 39 points as Ohio (13-3, 5-0 MAC) tied it with 14 seconds in regulation. Tinara Moore led Central (9-7, 3-2) with 22 points and 11 rebounds for fifth consecutive double-double.

(At Eastern Michigan 72, Kent State 51: Janay Morton scored 19 and Phillis Webb 17 to lead Eastern Michigan (12-4, 3-2), which forced Kent State (3-12, 0-5) into 22 turnovers.

(At) Western Michigan 80, Miami (Ohio) 66: Miracle Woods scored 21 while Jessica Jessing and Deborah Meeks each had 12 apiece as Western Michigan 11-6, 3-2) extended its home winning streak to nine. Kristen Levering and Leah Purvis each had 12 for Miami (7-9, 1-4).


(At) Detroit 66, Northern Kentucky 65: Nicole Urbanick’s 3-pointer with 9.9 seconds left capped a come-from-behind victory as Detroit (8-9, 4-2) rallied from a 13-point deficit. Rosanna Reynolds scored 18 and Urbanick added 16 for Detroit. Rianna Gayheart had 11 points to lead Northern Kentucky (10-6, 2-3).

Wright State 77, (at) Oakland 72: Wright State (15-3, 5-0) went on a 24-18 run in the fourth quarter to negate Olivia Nash’s career-high 28 points and 14 rebounds. Taylor Gleason scored 17 and Leah Somerfield added 10 for Oakland (10-7, 2-4).


(At) Ohio Dominican 111, Wayne State 106 (2OT): In the highest scoring women's game in GLIAC history, Dominican’s Megan Eyre sank 3-of-4 free throws with 5.4 seconds left for the victory. Ashley Wilson scored 26 to lead Wayne State (7-9, 2-8). Madi Rittinger had 26 points for Dominican (11-4, 6-3).



(At) Grand Valley State 68, Michigan Tech 57

Northern Michigan 79, (at) Ferris State 65

(At) Hillsdale 82, Lake Superior State 57

Saginaw Valley State 76, (at) Northwood 71


(At) Trine 52, Olivet 41

(At) Hope 104, Kalamazoo 64

Calvin 67, (at) Alma 49

Albion 76, (at) Adrian 65



Bowling Green 84, (at) Eastern Michigan 79: Spencer Parker scored 21 points with a key rebound late, and Bowling Green held off Eastern Michigan’s second-half rally. Zack Denny finished with 20 points for Bowling Green (12-5, 3-1 Mid-American).

James Thompson IV scored 21 points with 14 rebounds, and Ty Toney added 18 points for Eastern Michigan (10-7, 2-2).

(At) Buffalo 74, Central Michigan 61: Jarryn Skeete scored 13 points, dished out a career-high 12 assists and Buffalo Buffalo (9-8, 2-2) held off Central Michigan (9-8, 2-2).

Simmons paced Central Michigan with 14 points and seven assists. Chris Fowler and Josh Kozinski added 12 points apiece for the Chippewas, who were held to 36 percent shooting from the floor (24 of 66).

(At) Western Michigan 83, Northern Illinois 69: Bryce Moore scored 24 points as Western Michigan upended Northern Illinois. Anthony Avery Jr. and Tucker Haymond added 11 points apiece for the Broncos (7-10, 1-3).

Early in the first half, Haymond was fouled from behind by Northern Illinois starting guard Travon Baker, setting off a scuffle between the teams. Baker, who has averaged over 12 points per game this season, was ejected.

Aaric Armstead scored 15 points with seven rebounds and three assists for the Huskies (14-3, 3-1). The loss ends a seven-game winning streak for Northern Illinois.


(At) Ohio Dominican 88, Wayne State 64:  Ohio Dominican outscored Wayne State 51-34 in the second half as the Warriors shot a porous 36 percent from the field in that span. Michael Lewis and Ronald Both scored 19 apiece while Clark Bishop added 12 for Wayne State (2-10, 2-7).  Clark Weaver had 19 points to lead Dominican (5-10, 2-7)



(At) Ferris State 96, Northern Michigan 79

(At) Grand Valley State 64, Michigan Tech 53

(At) Hillsdale 82, Lake Superior State 80

(At) Northwood 94, Saginaw Valley 84


Alma 86, (at) Calvin 64

Olivet 79, (at) Kalamazoo 72

Albion 65, (at) Adrian 62

(At) Hope 74, Trine 51