Saturday's women's basketball: Wayne State edges Saginaw Valley

Detroit News staff

India Hawkins finished with 16 points and Alex Matus added 11 as Wayne State women's basketball team defeated Saginaw Valley State, 50-48, Saturday at the Matthei Center, to pick up its third win in last four games.

Sam Cherney hauled down 11 rebounds for the Warriors (10-8, 5-5 GLIAC), who led 29-22 at halftime only to see the Cardinals go on a 14-7 run in the third quarter and tie it 36-all. 

Nastassja Chambers' layup put Wayne State up 49-48 with 1:09 left before Hawkins' free throw with 14 seconds left gave the home side a two-point lead.

Kaitlyn Geer's jump shot to tie it for Saginaw Valley missed with a second left.

Maddie Barrie scored 13 and Maddie Maloney added 10 while Aaliah Hills had 13 rebounds for the Cardinals (1-14, 3-7).

More state women

(At) Central Michigan 82, Kent State 75: Micaela Kelly had 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 2 3-pointers, to lead four players in double figures as Central cruised to its sixth win in seven games. Presley Hudson scored 18, Reyna Frost added 17 and Kyra Bussell 15 for the Chippewas (13-4, 4-1 MAC). Megan Carter scored 23 points for Kent State (10-6, 3-2).

(At) Ohio 85, Eastern Michigan 44: Dominique Doseck finished with 21 points — going 6-of-10 on 3 pointers — while Erica Johnson added 16 and Cierra Hooks 13 for Ohio (15-1, 4-1 MAC), which shot 50 percent (30-of-60) from field. Danielle Minott scored 17 and Courtnie Lewis 10 for Eastern (9-7, 2-3).

Buffalo 61, (at) Western Michigan 59: Summer Hemphill, who finished with a game-high 19 points, scored the winning layup with a second left for Buffalo (12-4, 4-1 MAC). Deja Wimby, who finished with 14 points put Western ahead 59-57 on layup with 39 seconds remaining before Hemphill converted a pair of free throws to tie it 14 seconds later. Jasmyn Walker finished with 16 points for the Broncos (7-9, 1-4).

State women scores

(At) Northern Michigan 56, Grand Valley State 43

(At) Michigan Tech 70, Davenport 44

(At) Ashland 98, Northwood 65

(At) Ferris State 74, Wisconsin-Parkside 60

(At) Lake Superior State 63, Purdue Northwest 59

(At) Trine 77, Alma 41

Adrian 75, (at) Kalamazoo 39

Saint Mary's (Ind.) 76, (at) Calvin 69 

Albion 64, (at) Olivet 43