Men's Hoops Roundup: Saturday, Dec. 16

Updated 12/16/2000
  • Western Michigan 76, Ohio 65
  • Ball State 80, Indiana State 74 (OT)
  • Marshall 73, Winthrop 50
  • Toledo 83, Oakland 77
  • Marist 86, Bowling Green 69
  • Western Kentucky 73, Akron 58

    Western Michigan Tops Ohio in MAC Opener, 76-65

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- KC Cavette scored 16 points off the bench and Western Michigan never trailed as the Broncos beat Ohio 76-65 in the teams' Mid-American Conference opener Saturday.

    The Broncos (1-7 overall) took their first double-digit lead, 25-14, with 7:39 left in the first half on the second of Steve Reynolds' back-to-back jumpers.

    Reynolds had 11 points by halftime, when Western led 37-24.

    The Bobcats (2-4) cut their deficit to single digits only once in the second half, when Steve Esterkamp hit the second of two free throws to pull them to within 66-57 with 1:46 remaining.

    Cavette then scored Western's next eight points, six of them from the free-throw line.

    Jon Powell added 15 points and Reynolds had 12 points and a game-high seven rebounds for the Broncos, who outrebounded Ohio 35-24.

    The Bobcats' Anthony Jones led all scorers with 18 points. Esterkamp, with 13 points, was the only other Ohio player in double figures.

    Ball State Tops Indiana State, 80-74 in Overtime

    Ball State's Lonnie Jones blocks the shot of Indiana State's Matt Renn (32) in the first half. Ball State defeated Indiana State 80-74 in overtime.
    (AP Photo/The Star Press, Kurt Hostetler)

    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) (Dec. 16) -- Patrick Jackson scored 21 points to lead Ball State to an 80-76 overtime win over Indiana State on Saturday.

    Indiana State held a two-point lead when the Sycamores' Djibri Kante fouled Theron Smith with :19 remaining in regulation. Smith made two from the free-throw line, tying the game at 67 and forcing the overtime.

    Lonnie Jones dunked with 1:11 left in overtime to bring Ball State's lead to 77-71.

    Michael Menser, who led Indiana State with 24 points, fouled out after personals on Jones, Jackson and Billy Lynch in the remaining 30 seconds.

    Those three Cardinals each scored one free throw to bring their lead to 80-71.

    Kelyn Block, who finished with 18 points, hit a long shot from behind the 3-point arc with four seconds left to bring Indiana State (6-2) within four.

    Ball State used a time-out to run down the clock.

    Josh Murray had 20 points, Jones hit 15 and Smith added 14 for Ball State (4-4).

    Marshall's Latece Williams dunks the ball during the first half against Winthrop. (AP Photo/The Herald-Dispatch, Randy Snyder)
    Marshall Knocks Off Winthrop, 73-50

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Joda Burgess scored a season-high 23 points to lead Marshall to a 73-50 victory over Winthrop on Saturday (Dec. 16).

    Marshall (5-1) never trailed after Burgess drilled three consecutive 3-pointers midway through the first half for an 18-10 lead.

    In the second half, Travis Young sank a 3-pointer during a 17-4 run as Marshall pushed a 10-point halftime lead to 53-44 with 8:02 remaining.

    After Marshall's J.R. Vanhoose hit a layup for his 1,000th career point, freshman Jason Pyles' 3-pointer gave Marshall its biggest lead, 73-48, with 38 seconds to play.

    Young finished with 16 points and VanHoose had 14 points and 14 rebounds.

    Derrick Knox led Winthrop (5-5) with 18 points. Winthrop was held to 25 percent shooting from the floor, including 4-of-21 3-pointers.

    Tamar Slay, Marshall's leading scorer, was held to just five points. He left the game after suffering an ankle injury with less than eight minutes to play.

    Toledo Rolls Past Oakland, 83-77

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Robierre Cullars had 16 points and was one of three Toledo players to come off the bench and score in double figures as the Rockets beat Oakland, Michigan, 83-77, on Saturday (Dec. 16).

    Cullars made 3-of-6 3-pointers and reserves Albert Wilson had 13 points and Rory Jones added 10 points. Terry Reynolds who scored 14 points was the only starter in double figures for Toledo (6-1).

    The Grizzlies also got help from their bench when reserve Mike Helms led all scorers with 23 points. Helms made 7-of-11 shots from the field and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line. Dan Champagne had 16 points and eight rebounds and Brad Buddenborg scored 13 points with nine rebounds for Oakland, Michigan (3-7).

    The Rockets had made 25 free throws compared to 14 for the Grizzlies.

    Bowling Green Falls To Marist, 86-69

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - Marius Janisius scored a game-high 19 points and 17 rebounds in Marist's 86-69 victory over non-conference Bowling Green Saturday.

    Marist (5-4) relinquished its lead just once during the game, when Len Matela scored with 14:53 remaining in the first half. Marist followed with 12 points during the next three minutes to take the lead for good.

    A 3-pointer by Blake Sonne at 3:33 gave Marist its largest lead for the half.

    Sean Kennedy recorded 11 points and 10 assists. Drew Samuels scored 16 points in the victory; Sherman Whittenberg and Sonne scored 12 points apiece.

    For Bowling Green, Matela and Keith McLeod scored 18 and 11 points respectively.

    Western Kentucky Tops Akron, 73-58

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Derek Robinson had 19 points and seven steals to lead Western Kentucky to a 73-58 win over Akron on Saturday (Dec. 16).

    David Boyden had 10 points and nine rebounds for Western (5-3) and Robinson also had five assists and seven rebounds.

    Andy Hipsher had a game-high 28 points and six rebounds for Akron (2-4) and David Falknor and Bryon Thompson each had seven rebounds.

    Akron turned the ball over 25 times and Western had 21 turnovers for the game.

    Western went on an 11-point run at 17:54 left in the half to take an 11-2 lead that it never relinquished during the game. The Hilltoppers led 37-26 at the half.

    Akron cut the lead to 39-30 at 18:55 left on a basket by Hipsher, who scored 19 points in the second half.

    Robinson scored the next 7 points to stretch the lead to 46-30 with 17:42 left in the game.