Saturday’s state men: Oakland, Detroit prevail
Cleveland — Jalen Hayes scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help lead Oakland to a 67-57 win over Cleveland State on Saturday.
Percy Gibson and Martez Walker each added 14 points and Kahlil Felder had 13 points and 11 assists for Oakland (17-8, 9-3 Horizon League) which has won six games in a row.
The Golden Grizzlies led 52-48 with 6:26 left, but created some breathing room down the stretch. Gibson made three layups which highlighted an 8-4 scoring run, and Walker buried a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to go which made it 64-54. Felder added two free throws on the ensuing possession, to effectively ice the game.
Demonte Flannigan had 19 points and 12 boards to lead Cleveland State (7-18, 2-10), which was honoring former guard Norris Cole by retiring his number 30 jersey. Kenny Carpenter added 13 points for the Vikings.
Detroit 94, (at) Youngstown State 92: Paris Bass scored 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting and Josh McFolley sank the go-ahead jumper. In a tight game in which neither team led by more than single digits, Detroit (12-11, 6-6 Horizon League) edged back on top late in the second half with McFolley’s jumper to make it 89-87 with 1:32 left. Bass then slammed in a dunk to pad the advantage and Detroit sealed it from the foul line, hitting 3 of 4 down the stretch. Jordan Andrews missed a 3-pointer for Youngstown State (9-16, 4-8) at the buzzer.
Anton Wilson added 18 points and McFolley finished with 16. Jaleel Hogan and Carlton Brundidge had 12 points each while Chris Jenkins added 11 for Detroit, which shot 54 percent from the field to win its third straight.
Cameron Morse’s 30 points led three Penguins in double figures.
(At) Ball State 75, Western Michigan 71, OT: Jeremie Tyler scored five of his 19 points in overtime, and Franko House had a career-high nine assists as Ball State rallied from a nine-point deficit. Ball State (15-8, 6-4 Mid-American Conference), which hit 15 3-pointers, pulled into a first-place tie with Central Michigan atop the West Division standings.
The Broncos never trailed in the second half until House made a 3-pointer to put the Cardinals up 56-55. It was tied at 59, yet House missed a layup and a jumper on the last possession to force overtime.
Tyler, who made five 3-pointers, hit a 3-pointer and two free throws to help the Cardinals take a 71-66 lead. Thomas Wilder made a pair of free throws, and then a 3-pointer with six seconds left to get Western Michigan within two at 73-71. Francis Kiapway sank two free throws to seal it.
Wilder had 23 points for the Broncos (9-14, 3-7).
(At) Buffalo 80, Eastern Michigan 70: Blake Hamilton scored 14 points, Lamonte Bearden added 14 and Buffalo rallied in the second half. Trailing most of the game, Buffalo (14-9, 7-3 Mid-American) edged into its first lead late in the second half with a 12-3 burst capped with a pair of free throws from CJ Massinburg to make it 66-64 with 3:57 left. Buffalo held off Eastern Michigan (11-12, 3-7) the rest of the way, sealing the win with an 8-0 run over the final 1:41 to win its fourth straight.
Massinburg and Rodell Wigginton finished with 12 points each for the Bulls, who shot 37 percent from the field but went 28 for 38 from the foul line to Eastern Michigan’s 18 of 23.
James Thompson IV led five Eastern Michigan players in double figures with 18 points and 14 rebounds.
(At) Wayne State 55, Ohio Dominican 51: Michael Lewis scored 18 and George Spencer 10 for Wayne State (6-14, 6-11). Trent Weaver scored 14 for Ohio Dominican (8-15, 5-12).
Adrian 79, Trine 68
Albion 89, Kalamazoo 67
Calvin 80, Olivet 55
Hope 71, Alma 57
Ferris State 70, Northern Michigan 61
Lake Superior State 87, Hillsdale 60
Michigan Tech 90, Grand Valley State 86
Michigan-Dearborn 73, Siena Heights 71
Saginaw Valley State 74, Northwood 68
Concordia (Mich.) 66, Lawrence Tech 54
Grace (Ind.) 75, Spring Arbor 63
Madonna 107, Marygrove 67