Western Michigan shoots 57.4 percent to rout Ball State

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP)—Joe Reitz scored 15 points and Western Michigan shot 65.2 percent after the break to rout Ball State 71-45 Wednesday night in the Mid-American Conference.

David Kool scored 13 for the Broncos (8-8, 2-1 MAC), who shot 57.4 percent from the field for the game. Shawntes Gary and Andre Ricks had 10 apiece.

The Broncos outrebounded the Cardinals 39-27 and scored 10 points off turnovers. Western Michigan’s bench outscored Ball State’s 26-3.

Peyton Stovall had 18 points to lead Ball State (2-13, 1-2), which trailed 30-19 at the break. Anthony Newell scored 13 points. Three other Ball State players scored a combined 14 points.

The Broncos outscored the Cardinals 38-16 in the paint.

Ball State shot just 23.1 percent from the field.

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D. Kool D. Kool
6-9,  13 Pts
3 Rebs, 5 Assists
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P. Stovall P. Stovall
5-14,  18 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists

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