Saturday's state roundup: Eastern falls to Vermont

Detroit News staff and wires

Burlington, Vt.  — Freshman Anthony Lamb scored a career-high 26 points with eight rebounds and Vermont’s defense forced two turnovers in the final minute to hold off Eastern Michigan 82-74 on Saturday.

The Catamounts (8-4) stretched a three-point halftime lead to 14 early in the second half but the Eagles tied it with less than 6 minutes to play. Lamb scored six straight for a 76-70 lead with 2:06 to play.

Jordan Nobles scored for the Eagles (6-4) but Drew Urquhart, in his first start, had a putback at 1:02 to make it 78-72. Nobles scored again but the Eagles had turnovers on their next two possessions while the Catamounts went 4 of 6 from the line. Nate Rohrer had one of the free throws, his first point of the season, after missing 11 games with an injury.

Ernie Duncan and Urquhart both had 14 points, a career best for Urquhart, for Vermont.

Willie Mangum IV scored 18 points and James Thompson IV had 13 and a career-high 21 rebounds for Eastern Michigan.

Men scores

Alma 97, Wheaton (Ill.) 61

Ferris State 82, Ashland 77

Findlay 72, Michigan Tech 70

​Kalamazoo at Rhodes, canceled

Northwood 84, Lake Erie 71

Spring Arbor 90, Olivet 61

State women

(At) Michigan 78, Vermont 56: Hallie Thome scored 18 and added 11 rebounds while freshman Kysre Gondrezick had 11 points to lead the Wolverines (10-3).

(At) Western Michigan 83, Bradley 64: Shareece Burrell scored 16, Vanessa Markert added 11 and Anneke Schueter had 10 for the Broncos (8-2).

(At) Indiana 84, Oakland 59: Hannah Little and Taylor Jones each had 11 points for the Golden Grizzlies (5-5).

(At) Purdue 77, Eastern Michigan 50: Micah Robinson had 20 points for the Eagles (4-7).

Women's scores

Adrian 69, Saint Mary's (Ind.) 46

Alma 76, Kalamazoo 64

Hope 56, Wisconsin-Stevens Point 50

Michigan Tech 61, Findlay 47