Ball State beats W. Michigan 50-44

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP)—Brandon Lampley scored 16, including five key points down the stretch, as Ball State beat Western Michigan 50-44 Tuesday night in the Mid-American Conference.

Laron Frazier scored 10 off the bench for the Cardinals (8-8, 3-1). Malik Perry and Jarrod Jones had 11 rebounds each for Ball State, which outscored Western Michigan 18-8 in the paint.

Derek Drews had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Broncos (6-11, 3-1). David Kool scored 11 for Western Michigan, which led 20-19 at the break.

Ball State’s Rob Giles hit a layup to tie the game at 34 with 9:21 left. Lampley then hit a jumper to launch an 11-3 run that he helped along with a 3-pointer.

The Broncos closed to within three on back-to-back Kool free throws, but Ball State extended its lead with free throws by Jones and Pierre Sneed in the closing seconds.

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 W. Michigan
Derek Drews Derek Drews
6-17,  17 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Ball St.
Brandon Lampley Brandon Lampley
7-8,  16 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists

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