State roundup: Haymond’s double-double leads Western over Eastern

Detroit News staff and wire services

Kalamazoo — Tucker Haymond scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Western Michigan to an 88-80 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

It was Haymond’s second straight double-double for the Broncos (11-15, 7-7 Mid-American Conference), who have won four straight and five of their last six games. Eastern Michigan (13-14, 5-9) has lost six in a row.

Haymond was 8 of 11 from the floor and made 10 of 11 free throws. Thomas Wilder added 14 points for Western Michigan, which shot 51 percent (28 of 55) from the floor and made 24 of 32 (75 percent) from the line.

Ray Lee scored a season-high 27 points to lead Eastern Michigan, which shot 58 percent from the field but made just 12 of 21 free throws. James Thompson IV and Willie Mangum IV added 13 points apiece.

Western Michigan took the lead for good with 6:26 remaining in the first half, and had a 15-point lead with 4:40 left.

Ball State 109, (at) Central Michigan 100, OT:  Tayler Persons scored 32 points to lead seven Ball State players in double figures and the Cardinals earned an overtime win against Central Michigan. Sean Sellers’ 3 with 2:05 left in overtime gave the Cardinals a 97-94 lead they’d keep the rest of the way.

Braylon Rayson’s 3 tied the game at 90 with 18.9 seconds left in regulation. Francis Kiapway’s 3 rimmed out for Ball State (17-10, 8-6 Mid-American).

The Cardinals led 73-65 after a pair of Tahjai Teague free throws with 7:51 to play before Central Michigan (16-11, 6-8) went on a 16-8 run and tied it at 81 on Rayson’s 3 with 4:25 to go.

Kiapway finished with 18 points, Trey Moses had 14 points on 6-for-7 shooting and had 12 rebounds, Ryan Weber finished with 12 points, and Franko House, Teague, and Sellers each scored 11.

Marcus Keene scored 40 points and Rayson added 34 for the Chippewas. Keene, CMU’s single season scoring record holder (815) and the NCAA’s leading scorer at 29.8 per game, now has 40 or more points in six games this season. Rayson has scored 20 or more in 13 straight conference games.

Wayne State falls on road to Lake Superior State

More men's scores

(At) Saginaw Valley 74, Northwood 64

(At) Ferris State 81, Michigan Tech 76

Hillsdale 60, (at) Ohio Dominican 51

Northern Michigan 82, (at) Grand Valley State 77

Calvin 65, (at) Hope 62 (OT)

Trine 79, (at) Albion 62

(At) Kalamazoo 69, Adrian 44

(At) Alma 113, Olivet 90


(At) Central Michigan 72, Toledo 61: Cassie Breen scored 22 while Jewel Cotton had 17 points and 15 rebounds in leading the Chippewas to their sixth straight win. Presley Hudson added 13 points and Tinara Moore 11 for Central (19-6, 11-2 MAC). Mikaela Boyd had 15 points to lead Toledo (17-7, 8-5).

Wayne State women cruise past Lake Superior State

(At) Western Michigan 70, Eastern Michigan 60: Breanna Mobley and Marley Hill each scored 15 in leading the Broncos to their second consecutive win. Meredith Shipman added 11 and Meredith Miller 10 for Western (16-9, 7-7 MAC), which led 31-25 at the half. Micah Robinson had 14 points to lead Eastern (6-20, 1-13).

(At) Valparaiso 57, Detroit Mercy 55: Brianne Cohen scored 18 and Brittney Jackson added 12 for Mercy (14-12, 10-5 Horizon League), which rallied twice to it in the fourth quarter. Dani Franklin scored 16 and Amber Lindfors added 10 for Valparaiso (8-19, 3-13 Horizon League).

Oakland 78, (at) Illinois-Chicago 50: Nicole Dodd scored a career-high 15 points, including five 3-pointers, in leading Oakland to its 300th victory as a Division I program. Leah Somerfield had 15 points and Nola Anderson 10 for the Golden Grizzlies (15-11, 9-6 Horizon League). Brittany Byrd had 15 points to lead Illinois-Chicago (5-22, 2-14).=

More women's scores

Northwood 65, (at) Saginaw Valley 62

Michigan Tech 74, (at) Ferris State 64

(At) Grand Valley State 46, Northern Michigan 44

(At) Ohio Dominican 94, Hillsdale 86

Trine 70, (at) Hope 53

Albion 87, (at) Kalamazoo 59

Adrian 69, (at) Alma 59

Olivet 55, (at) Saint Mary's (Ind.) 44