Saturday's state hoops: Oakland downs first place Cleveland State, 65-57

Allen Jordan
The Detroit News

Oakland, Mich. — Jamal Cain and Micah Parrish scored 20 points apiece as Oakland got past Cleveland State 65-57 on Saturday. Parrish also had eight rebounds.

Oakland's Jamal Cain (1) drives past several Cleveland State defenders.

Jalen Moore had 16 points for Oakland (19-11, 12-7 Horizon League).

Torrey Patton had 15 points for the Vikings (19-9, 15-6). Deante Johnson added 15 points and 14 rebounds. D'Moi Hodge had six rebounds.

The Golden Grizzlies improve to 2-0 against the Vikings for the season. Oakland defeated Cleveland State 70-65 on Jan. 13.

More men

Purdue-Fort Wayne 81, (at) Detroit Mercy 78: Purdue-Fort Wayne had five players score in double figures as IPFW held off Detroit Mercy for a 81-78 win in the regular season finale. 

Deonte Billups finished with 18 points and six rebounds for the Mastodons (20-10, 15-6 Horizon League), with Jarred Godfrey adding 16 points, five rebounds and five assists. 

 Antoine Davis poured in a game-high 26 points for the Titans (13-14, 10-7), who erased a 16-point deficit but fell short with their late rally. 

Detroit Mercy will be the fifth, sixth or seventh seed in the conference playoffs and host a first-round game on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Davenport 90, (at) Wayne State 64: On Senior Night, Wayne State got blitzed early and never recovered on their way to a 90-64 loss to Davenport at home on Saturday night. 

Chris Rollins led a attack of five double figure scorers for the Panthers (14-13, 10-10 GLIAC) with 20 points. 

David Hughes finished with 14 points to lead the way for the Warriors (5-17, 4-15).

(At) Ball State 75, Eastern Michigan 64: A even first half gave way to a second-half stumble as Eastern Michigan fell to Ball State, 75-64, in an season-ending road loss. 

Payton Sparks recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Cardinals (13-15, 8-9 Mid-American Conference).

Noah Farrakhan finished with 27 points and six rebounds for the Eagles (10-19, 5-13).

Western Michigan 78, (at) Bowling Green 67: Western Michigan closed a long season on a high note with a road win, as WMU defeated Bowling Green, 78-67, Saturday night in a league finale. 

Lamar Norman Jr. scored 16 points to lead the Broncos (7-22, 3-15 Mid-American Conference), with Markeese Hastings adding 14 points and nine rebounds. 

Trey Diggs finished with 19 points for the host Falcons (12-17, 5-13).

Kent State 73, (at) Central Michigan 71: After a steady back-and-forth tussle for the entire game, Central Michigan came up short for a 73-71 loss to Kent State on the road Saturday night. 

Andrew Garcia recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Golden Flashes (19-9, 14-4 Mid-American Conference), with Sincere Carry adding 20 points and seven rebounds. 

Cameron Healy finished with a game-high 32 points for the Chippewas (7-20, 6-10).

State women

(At) Wayne State 74, Davenport 35: After suffering a second half letdown in its previous game, Wayne State closed the season strong with a 74-35 rout over Davenport at home on Saturday.

Sam Cherney turned in another strong performance for the Warriors (17-8, 13-7 GLIAC) with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Alex Miller and Grace George added 16 points each. 

The visiting Panthers (2-26, 1-19) didn't have anyone finished with double-digit scoring, as Toni Grace finished with 8 points to lead Davenport. 

(At) Oakland 51, Wright State 40: After taking control in the opening period of the contest, the Oakland Golden Grizzlies pulled away to hold on for a 51-40 win over Wright State to close out it's regular season. 

Lamariyee Williams finished with 11 points and nine rebounds to lead the way for Oakland (13-14, 11-9 Horizon League), with Breanne Beatty chipping in 10 points and nine rebounds. 

K.K. White scored a game-high 13 points for the Raiders (4-18, 3-14).

(At) Northern Kentucky 67, Detroit Mercy 44: After taking an early lead after the opening quarter, Detroit Mercy collapsed and succumbed to Northern Kentucky for a 67-44 loss to end the season. 

Grayson Rose led the way for the victorious Norse (20-7, 14-6 Horizon League) with 15 points, with Trinity Thompson recording 12 points and 13 rebounds for NKU. 

Brandi Washington finished with 12 points and five rebounds to lead the Titans (1-26, 1-19), who will enter the conference tournament as the No. 12 seed and will face No. 5 seed Northern Kentucky again on Tuesday.

Toledo 75, (at) Eastern Michigan 51: Quinesha Lockett recorded 16 and seven rebounds as Toledo cruised to a 75-51 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. 

Jessica Cook added 12 points and eight rebounds for the regular season champion Rockets (23-4, 17-1 Mid-American Conference).

Ce'Nara Skanes finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Eagles (7-18, 4-14).

(At) Western Michigan 68, Central Michigan 49: Western Michigan seized control with a 15-point lead heading into halftime on their way to a 68-49 victory over Central Michigan Saturday afternoon. 

Reilly Jacobson led the way for the Broncos (15-12, 9-9 Mid-American Conference) with 19 points, 10 rebounds and five rebounds. 

Jahari Smith finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the way for the Chippewas (4-23, 2-16).