Saturday's state basketball: Detroit Mercy clipped by Ohio on last-minute 3
Detroit — Teyvion Kirk’s banked 3-pointer with 46 seconds provided the winning points after Ohio blew a 19-point second-half lead and the Bobcats beat Detroit Mercy 63-61 on Saturday.
Both teams missed two free throws each before Harrison Curry’s 3-point try missed at the buzzer.
Kirk finished with 16 points and seven rebounds but committed eight turnovers. Jason Carter scored 20 points while Doug Taylor had 13 rebounds to go with nine points for Ohio (7-3).
A 12-0 run capped by a 3-pointer by Ben Vander Plas gave Ohio a 19-point lead with 12:21 to go. But Detroit responded with a 24-6 run led by eight points from Curry and seven by Antoine Davis while Ohio was going 2 of 11 as the Titans closed to within a point with three minutes left.
Davis, a freshman who came in as the nation’s second-leading scorer at 27.4 per game and the 3-point leader at 5.4 per outing, finished with 19 points, making 3 of 11 from the arc for the Titans (3-8), who have lost five straight. Curry scored 12 points.
Aquinas 74, Siena Heights 58
Grand Valley State 94, McKendree 65
Madonna 82, Indiana Tech 73
Michigan Tech 81, Wis.-Stout 39
Ohio Wesleyan 77, Adrian 69
Olivet 84, Thomas More 44
Spring Arbor 89, Kalamazoo 58
(At) Michigan 70, Morgan State 47: Naz Hillmon registered her second double-double in Michigan’s last three games, firing in 17 points with 11 rebounds while Deja Church added 16 points for the Wolverines (8-3). Jihayah Chavis and Adre’onia Coleman each had 12 points for Morgan State (1-10).
Eastern Michigan 64, (at) Longwood 45: Corrione Cardwell scored 15, Jenna Annecchiarico had 14, Lorraine Enabulele 11 and Courtnie Lewis 10 to lead Eastern (6-2) to its third straight victory. Dayna Rouse finished with 17 points and Mallory Odell had 10 for Longwood (1-6).
Central Michigan 66, (at) Vanderbilt 57: Presley Hudson scored 24, Reyna Frost 13 and Kyra Bussell 12 for Central (8-1). Mariella Fasoula scored 21 for Vanderbilt (4.6).
Albion 80, Kalamazoo 55
Concordia 62, Rochester 53
Hiram 69, Adrian 55
Indiana Tech 85, Madonna 50
Lewis 65, Michigan Tech 51
Thomas More 81, Hope 61