Saturday’s state basketball: Wilder leads WMU in win

Detroit News staff and wire services

Kalamazoo — Thomas Wilder scored 19 points and Western Michigan defeated Ohio 69-60 on Saturday.

Reggie Jones added 13 points and Brandon Johnson 10 for the Broncos (15-10, 7-5 Mid-American Conference), who made only 13 of 21 free throws but were enough to help beat the Bobcats, who were 5 of 9. Western Michigan has won four of its last five games.

Teyvion Kirk led four starters in double figures with 14 points for Ohio (10-14, 3-9), which has lost five of its last six. Jordan Dartis and Gavin Block each made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points. Mike Laster added 12.

The Broncos led 26-21 at halftime and were up 10 with 15 minutes left in the game when Ohio caught up over the next five minutes, taking a one-point lead. The Broncos responded with nine straight points and made four free throws in the final 17 seconds to wrap up the win.

More state men

(At) Akron 69, Central Michigan 63: Eric Parrish scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Akron snapped a four-game skid. Kevin McKay scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Chippewas (15-10, 4-8).

(At) Bowling Green 70, Eastern Michigan 63, OT: The Eagles (14-11, 5-7), who never trailed in regulation, made just 1 of 12 from the field, while the Falcons made 10-of-13 free throws, in overtime.

Elijah Minnie scored 17 points for EMU. James Thompson IV, who fouled out in the first minute of OT, had 10 points and 11 rebounds – his 17th double-double of the season.

State men’s scores

(At) Calvin 97, Kalamazoo 72

Ferris State 97, (at) Ashland 91, OT

(At) Grand Valley State 79, Davenport 68

Hope 95, (at) Alma 73

Lake Superior State 80, (at) Tiffin 76

Michigan Tech 75, (at) Northwood 70

(At) Olivet 81, Adrian 78

(At) Saginaw Valley State 92, Northern Michigan 66

Trine 76, (at) Albion 72

State women

Ball State 81, (at) Western Michigan 71: Breanna Mobley scored 25 as the Broncos (14-11, 7-6 MAC) saw their two-game winning streak end.

(At) Central Michigan 85, Toledo 47: Tinara Moore finished with 22 points and eight rebounds while freshman guard Micaela Kelly recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds for her first career double-double in the Chippewas’ victory (20-4, 12-0 Mid-American).

State women scores

(At) Ashland 122, Ferris State 53

Calvin 67, (at) Kalamazoo 59

(At) Grand Valley State 56, Davenport 47

(At) Hope 69, Saint Mary's (Ind.) 40

Michigan Tech 86, (at) Northwood 81

Northern Michigan 67, (at) Saginaw Valley State 62

Olivet 52, (at) Adrian 43

(At) Tiffin 53, Lake Superior State 52

(At) Trine 67, Albion 59