WMU vs NCCU

January 2, 2008

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WESTERN MICHIGAN CRUISES PAST NCCU AFTER LATE FIRST HALF RUN

KALAMAZOO, MICH. - North Carolina Central University gave Western Michigan University a scare through the first 16 minutes of the game, but the Broncos eventually cruised to a 79-43 victory over the first-year Division I Eagles inside University Arena in Kalamazoo, Mich. NCCU held a 17-16 advantage when senior forward Charles Futrell hit a three-pointer with 4:46 left in the first half. WMU responded by scoring the final 12 points before intermission, including a back-breaking, buzzer-beating triple by Derek Drews, to give the hosts a 28-17 edge at halftime. The Broncos continued their momentum in the second half, opening with an 11-4 run to extend the lead to 39-21 at the 15:49 mark. The visiting Eagles did not cut into the deficit the rest of the way. NCCU junior guard Bryan Ayala recorded a team-high 15 points, along with four assists, three steals and two rebounds, while senior forward Charles Futrell added 12 points and a team-best eight boards. WMU (6-7) was topped by David Kool with 17 points, while Drews finished with 13 points and Joe Reitz contributed 13 points and nine rebounds.


Official Basketball Box Score
North Carolina Centr vs Western Michigan
1/2/08 7 pm at Kalamazoo, Mich. (University Arena)
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VISITORS: North Carolina Centr 1-18
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
25 FUTRELL,Charles..... f  4-11   2-3    2-4    3  5  8   1  12  0  2  1  1  35
33 HOLLOWAY,Tremain.... f  0-2    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   2   0  1  2  0  0  20
02 VASKYS,Marius....... c  3-4    0-1    0-2    2  2  4   4   6  0  1  1  1  30
03 WALTERS,J'Mell...... g  2-7    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   5   4  0  9  0  2  32
12 AYALA,Bryan......... g  4-18   1-5    6-7    1  1  2   3  15  4  3  0  3  34
00 WORTHY,Joshua.......    1-2    0-1    0-0    0  2  2   2   2  0  2  0  1  22
01 GLASKER,Michael.....    1-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  1  0  0   6
04 HARRIS,John-Calvin..    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  0  1  0  0   4
10 ALSTON,Brandon......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  3  0  0  0  10
32 WRIGHT,Calvin.......    1-4    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   2   2  0  0  1  0   4
50 McDONALD,Raphael....    0-1    0-1    0-2    0  0  0   3   0  0  0  0  0   3
   TEAM................                         2  1  3
   Totals..............   16-52   3-12   8-15   9 16 25  24  43  8 21  3  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  7-21 33.3%   2nd Half:  9-31 29.0%   Game: 30.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-9  33.3%   2nd Half:  0-3   0.0%   Game: 25.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-2   0.0%   2nd Half:  8-13 61.5%   Game: 53.3%    3

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HOME TEAM: Western Michigan 6-7
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
04 DREWS, Derek........ f  5-10   3-7    0-0    1  0  1   1  13  1  2  0  0  18
42 REITZ, Joe.......... c  2-4    0-0    9-11   2  7  9   1  13  0  1  0  1  24
22 REDELL, Michael..... g  1-2    1-2    4-4    0  1  1   1   7 10  5  0  3  27
23 KOOL, David......... g  6-12   5-11   0-0    0  5  5   1  17  2  2  0  2  27
34 GARY, Shawntes...... g  0-2    0-1    2-3    3  2  5   3   2  3  2  2  3  25
01 FRACALOSSI, Derek...    1-1    1-1    0-0    1  0  1   0   3  0  1  0  0  11
02 LAKU, Silver........    1-2    0-0    1-4    0  2  2   1   3  0  0  0  0   7
05 HERSHBERGER, Andrew.    2-3    0-0    2-3    3  2  5   1   6  0  2  2  0  14
12 RICKS, Andre........    3-6    1-3    0-0    0  0  0   2   7  0  0  0  1  17
15 WOLF, Alex..........    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  1  0  0  0   4
21 McLEMORE, Martelle..    1-3    0-1    2-2    0  4  4   2   4  0  2  0  0  10
33 LAWSON, Donald......    1-3    0-0    2-2    1  5  6   2   4  0  2  5  0  16
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   23-49  11-27  22-29  12 30 42  16  79 17 19  9 10 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-21 42.9%   2nd Half: 14-28 50.0%   Game: 46.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-15 40.0%   2nd Half:  5-12 41.7%   Game: 40.7%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-6  66.7%   2nd Half: 18-23 78.3%   Game: 75.9%   5,1

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Officials: James Ferrari, Kenneth Turner, Todd Von Sossan
Technical fouls: North Carolina Centr-None. Western Michigan-None.
Attendance: 2832
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
North Carolina Centr..........   17   26  -   43
Western Michigan..............   28   51  -   79
WMU #22 career-high assists
NCCU #3 fouls out at 5:01

Nice 4 minute stretch tonight Alex. Way to finish the game with some major energy (spin dribble steal, several nice dishes, and a near steal dive all come to mind). That gives you 15 minutes of court time for the season with 0 turn overs to go with 2 rebs, 2 assists, 1 steal and 4 pts. Stay hungry. Of course you may want to work on that 0-1 from trey-ville (ha). Bottom line: Way to represent P-town with pride. I had a lot of happy Parchment Panthers chewing on my ear after the game and on my email the next day. Thanks to all for being fans of WMU, Alex, and P-town!!! Of course being a "Fan of 15" I had to add a few extra pics to the web site (see below):


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