Van moves Central Michigan past Toledo

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP)—Marcus Van had a game-high 16 points and 13 rebounds and Central Michigan held Toledo to 29 percent shooting in a 59-44 victory Wednesday night.

Antonio Weary added 11 points and Jordan Bitzer had 10 for the Chippewas (10-18, 6-9 Mid-American), who led 26-20 at halftime but saw the Rockets (6-24, 4-11) pull ahead, 33-31, on a Tyrone Kent 3-pointer with 15:30 left to play.

Central moved ahead for good, 37-35, on Jeremy Allen’s jumper with 37-35 remaining. Toledo got within five points with 7:57 to go but the Chippewas responded with a 14-3 run that iced it.

Kent and Justin Anyijong had 14 points apiece for the Rockets and Clayton Sterling snagged a team-high nine rebounds.

Central’s bench outscored Toledo’s 25-9.

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Justin Anyijong Justin Anyijong
6-12,  14 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists
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Marcus Van Marcus Van
7-15,  16 Pts
13 Rebs, 1 Assists

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