Saturday’s state men: Detroit romps over Milwaukee
Detroit — Paris Bass scored 24 points and collected 10 rebounds, Carlton Brundidge added 16 and 12, and Detroit shot better than 53 percent en route to an 80-66 win over Milwaukee on Saturday.
Chris Jenkins had 17 points and made 5 of 7 3-pointers for Detroit, (13-12, 7-7 Horizon League), including four in the first half as the Titans jumped out to a 44-29 lead at intermission. Brundidge’s 12 rebounds marked a career high on the way to his first career double-double.
Detroit has won four of five after a six-game losing skid.
Milwaukee (16-10, 7-6) closed to within nine points twice in the second half, but both charges were squashed by Detroit, and the Panthers could never mount a serious comeback attempt.
Matt Tiby led Milwaukee with 22 points on 6-of-14 shooting. His teammates combined to make just 15 of 50 from the field.
(At) Oakland 111, Green Bay 93: Kahlil Felder scored 28 points with seven assists and Oakland had six players in double figures. Nick Daniels added 17 points and six assists and three players had 12 as the Golden Grizzlies (18-9, 10-4 Horizon League) hit 111 for the second time this season. They beat the Phoenix 111-95 on Jan. 23. Oakland beat Missouri-Kansas City 114-105 in overtime on Dec. 6, 2007.
Oakland led 52-42 at the half and then shot better than 60 percent, pushing the lead to 35 with 7:13 to play, until cooling off down the stretch. The Golden Grizzlies finished at 51 percent (35 of 69), including 12 for 30 on 3-pointers and 29 of 33 from the foul line.
Charles Cooper and Tevin Findlay scored 18 each for the Phoenix (15-11, 7-6).
Ball State 75, (at) Central Michigan 63: Bo Calhoun scored 22 points while grabbing 14 rebounds and Ball State pulled away late in the second half. In a close game, Ball State (16-9, 7-5 Mid-American Conference) took the lead for good with the first of two free throws from Calhoun, which came during a decisive 8-0 run that made it 65-58 with 2:56 left.
Rayshawn Simmons’ layup cut the gap to five, but Ball State then got a 3-pointer from Francis Kiapway to spark a 10-3 run to the final buzzer.
Franko House added 15 points, Ryan Weber had 14 and Jeremie Tyler 10 for Ball State, which hit 25 of 51 shots from the field and outrebounded Central Michigan 39-33.
Simmons led the Chippewas (13-12, 6-6) with 22 points, Chris Fowler added 15 and John Simons 11.
Western Michigan 74, (at) Bowling Green 68: Drake LaMont scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half and Western Michigan built a double-digit lead early and held on. Western Michigan (10-15, 4-8 Mid-American Conference) ended a three-game skid, and beat the Falcons (13-12, 4-8) for the first time since 2011.
Tucker Haymond and Thomas Wilder added 14 points each for the Broncos.
Spencer Parker had 16 points to lead Bowling Green, which shot just 15 of 32 for 47 percent from the line.
LaMont scored nine points as part of a 15-5 run to start the game as the Broncos built a 41-30 halftime lead. Western Michigan held a double-digit lead until Wesley Alcegaire’s 3-pointer cut the deficit to seven, sparking a 13-4 spurt to pull the Falcons to 68-67 with two minutes left.
The Broncos made 6 of 8 from the line in the final 45 seconds to seal it.
(At) Eastern Michigan 75, Kent State 70: Freshman James Thompson IV scored 20 points with a career-best 18 rebounds and Eastern Michigan survived a last-minute comeback attempt and avoiding a season sweep. Five of the seven Eagles in the game scored at least 11 points, and it marked the 6-foot-10 Thompson’s 20th game in double-figure scoring.
Ty Toney and Raven Lee sparked a 6-0 run as Eastern Michigan (13-12, 5-7 Mid-American Conference) stretched its lead to 61-53 with five minutes left.
The lead was 70-60 with a minute to go when Kent State (16-9, 7-5) started fouling. A Deon Edwin 3-pointer made it 73-70 with six seconds remaining, but Toney made both free throws one second later and a final 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark for the Golden Flashes.
Toney finished with 17 points.
Jimmy Hall, 19 points, and Khaliq Spicer, 15, combined for 31 after halftime to lead Kent State.
(At) Ashland 63, Wayne State 48: Boo Osborne led a balanced offense for Ashland (21-4, 15-4 GLIAC) with 16 points. Clark Bishop scored 10 for Wayne State (7-15, 7-12).
Grand Valley 84, Northwood 70
Hillsdale 85, Northern Michigan 70
Lake Superior 87, Ferris State. 80
Saginaw Valley 80, Michigan Tech 72
Albion 81, Olivet 66
Alma 69, Trine 50
Hope 94, Adrian 71
Kalamazoo 68, Calvin 53
Cornerstone 120, Marygrove 66
Davenport 65, Aquinas 51
Lawrence Tech 63, Indiana Tech 46
Madonna 73, Lourdes 65
Michigan-Dearborn 80, Concordia (Mich.) 77
Spring Arbor 89, Marian 85