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State roundup: Eastern grabs rare win at Miami (Ohio)

Detroit News wire services

Oxford, Ohio  — James Thompson IV had 26 points and 20 rebounds, and Eastern Michigan beat Miami (Ohio) 74-57 on Saturday for its first win at Millett Hall since the 1995-96 season.

Thompson was 12 of 18 from the floor, including four dunks. Willie Mangum IV scored 12 points and Tim Bond added 10 for Eastern Michigan (13-8, 5-3), which moved into a three-way tie atop the Mid-American Conference West Division.

Logan McLane had 16 points and Marcus Weathers 14 to lead Miami (9-12, 2-6), which has lost six of its last seven games.

The Eagles jumped out on a 17-3 run, built a 41-27 halftime lead and had a double-digit lead the rest of the way. The RedHawks shot just 20 of 57 (35 percent) from the floor and 3 of 15 from long range, and were outrebounded 44-30.

More state men

(At) Wayne State 83, Lake Superior State 59: Chuck Key scored 22 and Marcus Moore added 18 for Wayne State (11-6, 8-5 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Association). Akamji Williams had 14 points for Lake Superior (10-7, 7-6).

Central Michigan 105, (at) Kent State 98, OT: Marcus Keene scored 11 of his 41 points in overtime for his fourth 40-point game this season and Central Michigan ended a 10-game road losing streak in the series. Braylon Rayson scored 26 and Josh Kozinski added 18 points for Central Michigan (14-7, 4-4 Mid-American), which hadn’t won at Kent State since the 1996-97 season. Jimmy Hall had 28 points and 12 rebounds for Kent State (11-10, 3-5). Deon Edwin added 23 points and Mitch Peterson scored 19.

(At) Ball State 84, Western Michigan 78: Tayler Persons scored 24 and Franko House added 18 for Ball State (14-7, 5-3 MAC). Tucker Haymond finished with 21 points and Thomas Wilder added 19 for Western (6-14, 2-6).

Men's scores

Ferris State 77, (at) Michigan Tech 76

Grand Valley State 79, (at) Northern Michigan 56

(At) Hillsdale 80, Ohio Dominican 71

(At) Northwood 64, Saginaw Valley State 63

Alma 65, (at) Kalamazoo 54

(At) Calvin 61, Trine 58

Olivet 58, (at) Adrian 53

(At) Hope 82, Albion 70

State women

(At) Wayne State 78, Lake Superior State 61: Sara Ruhstorfer led Wayne State (8-13, 5-9 GLIAC) with 17 points, and she also had four rebounds and two assists. Christina Green added 12 points and six rebounds, and Ajai Meeks had eight points and six rebounds. Wayne State’s bench outscored Lake Superior’s 46-20. Tamara Novic led Lake Superior (4-16, 2-11) with 18 points, Mackenzie Edwards had 17 and Claire Radtke 16.

Buffalo 62, (at) Western Michigan 47: JoAnna Smith scored 27 and Theresa Onwuka added 11 for Buffalo (15-5, 5-4 MAC). Breanna Mobley had 11 points and Marley Hill 10 for Western (14-6, 5-4).

(At) Akron 80, Eastern Michigan 62: Hannah Plybon scored 26 and Alex Ricketts had 22 for Akron (9-10, 2-6 MAC). Phillis Webb had 27 points for Eastern (6-15, 1-8).

(At) Toledo 74, Central Michigan 72: Tinara Moore scored a season-high 33 points for Central (14-6, 6-2 MAC), which lost its second straight. Janice Monakana had 18 points for Toledo (13-6, 4-4).

Women's scores

(At) Michigan Tech 70, Ferris State 56

Ohio Dominican 70, (at) Hillsdale 68

Grand Valley State 56, (at) Northern Michigan 53

Saginaw Valley State 72, (at) Northwood 54

(At) Calvin 84, Saint Mary's (Ind.) 49

(At) Trine 69, Albion 45

Adrian 52, (at) Olivet 50

(At) Hope 83, Alma 65