WMU vs EMU

February 21, 2008

Article from http://www.emich.edu/ .....

Eagles Fall to Broncos, 70-52
Carlos Medlock was the lone Eagle in double figures with 11 points

KALAMAZOO, Mich. ó Western Michigan University avenged an earlier loss this season with a 70-52 win over a visiting Eastern Michigan University menís basketball team here Wednesday night in a Mid-American Conference West Division showdown in University Arena.

The Eagles won the first meeting this season, 81-71, Jan. 12, in Ypsilanti, but the Broncos came back this time around with a strong inside game to post the win. The West-Division leading Broncos improve to 15-10 overall and 9-3 in MAC action. Eastern keeps its share of second place in the MAC West at 6-7 while the Eagles fall to 10-15 overall.

Western Michigan improved on a 33-23 halftime lead to race to a 19-point lead, 57-38, with 9:33 left in the game and the Broncos never looked back en route to the 18-point victory. Junior point guard Carlos Medlock (Detroit, Mich.-Murray Wright) was the lone EMU player in double figures with 11. WMUís Joe Reitz led all scorers with 19 points and teammate David Kool added 15 points. Western shot a hot 53.7 (22-of-41) from the field while holding the Eagles to just 32.3 percent (20-of-62) on the night. Western also held a 36-31 rebound advantage.

It was the Joe Reitz Show early as the senior center scored the first 12 WMU points to stake the Broncos to a 12-7 lead at the 15:42 mark. The Broncos would run that advantage to seven, 14-7, with 14:25 left before the Eagles fought back to pull within four, 19-15, on two foul shots by Medlock at the 7:53 mark. The Broncos would slowly build the advantage back to eight, 26-18, with 4:48 left on a Reitz layup. Western would increase its lead to 10, 31-21, with 2:02 left in the half and would head to the locker room with a 10--point advantage, 33-23. Reitz led the way in the first half with 17 points while EMU was paced by Medlock with six. Western shot 59.1 percent (13-of-22) from the field in the first half while holding the Eagles to 33.3 percent (9-of-27).


Official Basketball Box Score
Eastern Michigan vs Western Michigan
02-20-08 9:05 p.m. at Kalamazoo, Mich. (University Arena)

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VISITORS: Eastern Michigan 10-15 (6-7 MAC)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A
TO BLK S MIN
21 FARROW, Wendale..... f  3-7    1-2    0-2    4  0  4   2   7  1 
2  1  1  27
34 DODD, Kyle.......... c  0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   2   0  0 
0  1  0   8
03 MEDLOCK, Carlos..... g  4-10   1-5    2-2    0  3  3   1  11  3 
4  0  2  30
05 JONES, Tyler........ g  1-5    1-3    2-4    2  0  2   1   5  1 
0  0  1  13
23 BUNKLEY, Jesse...... g  3-7    2-3    0-0    0  5  5   3   8  3 
0  0  0  27
00 BANJANIN, Nenad.....    3-7    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   0   6  1 
0  1  1  22
10 AXON, Jarred........    3-13   2-8    1-3    0  4  4   1   9  2 
1  0  0  24
20 GAY, Zane...........    0-4    0-3    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0 
1  0  0  13
25 DOBBINS, Justin.....    2-3    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   5   4  0 
2  0  0  11
32 LEWIS, Travis.......    1-6    0-2    0-0    1  2  3   2   2  0 
0  0  2  25
   TEAM................                         3  2  5   1        
1
   Totals..............   20-62   7-26   5-11  13 18 31  20  52 11
11  3  7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-27 33.3%   2nd Half: 11-35 31.4%   Game:
32.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-10 30.0%   2nd Half:  4-16 25.0%   Game:
26.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half:  3-9  33.3%   Game:
45.5%    2


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HOME TEAM: Western Michigan 15-10 (9-3 MAC)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A
TO BLK S MIN
05 HERSHBERGER, Andrew. f  1-2    0-0    2-2    0  6  6   1   4  3 
1  1  0  17
42 REITZ, Joe.......... c  8-11   0-0    3-4    1  8  9   1  19  0 
3  1  1  30
22 REDELL, Michael..... g  0-3    0-1    3-4    1  0  1   3   3  4 
1  0  2  25
23 KOOL, David......... g  4-6    2-4    5-6    0  5  5   1  15  3 
2  0  0  29
34 GARY, Shawntes...... g  1-5    0-1    0-0    2  2  4   2   2  1 
2  2  0  27
00 HESS, Dan...........    0-0    0-0    3-4    0  0  0   0   3  0 
0  0  0   1
01 FRACALOSSI, Derek...    1-1    1-1    3-4    0  2  2   1   6  0 
3  0  0  15
04 DREWS, Derek........    4-5    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   2   9  0 
1  0  0  13
12 RICKS, Andre........    2-5    2-4    1-3    0  2  2   3   7  0 
3  0  0  26
15 WOLF, Alex..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0 
0  0  0   1
21 McLEMORE, Martelle..    0-2    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   1   0  0 
1  1  0   6
33 LAWSON, Donald......    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  3  3   0   2  0 
0  0  0  10
   TEAM................                            2  2
   Totals..............   22-41   6-13  20-27   5 31 36  15  70 11
17  5  3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-22 59.1%   2nd Half:  9-19 47.4%   Game:
53.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-5  40.0%   2nd Half:  4-8  50.0%   Game:
46.2%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-8  62.5%   2nd Half: 15-19 78.9%   Game:
74.1%   3,2


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Officials: Terry Wymer, Todd Williams, Glenn Mayborg
Technical fouls: Eastern Michigan-TEAM. Western Michigan-None.
Attendance: 3014
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Eastern Michigan..............   23   29  -   52
Western Michigan..............   33   37  -   70
EMU #25 fouls out at 4:55
Game televised by ESPNU

Points in the paint-EMU 22,WMU 26. Points off turnovers-EMU 15,WMU
14.
2nd chance points-EMU 5,WMU 2. Fast break points-EMU 10,WMU 7.
Bench points-EMU 21,WMU 27. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-6
times.
Last FG-EMU 2nd-03:52, WMU 2nd-04:24.
Largest lead-EMU by 1 1st-19:11, WMU by 19 2nd-09:34.


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