Central Michigan defeats Ball State, 53-38

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MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (AP)—Chris Kellermann scored a game-high 14 points as Central Michigan defeated Ball State 53-38 in Mid-American Conference play Wednesday night.

Jordan Bitzer and Robbie Harman each had 12 points for Central Michigan (7-7, 2-0). William McClure led the team with nine rebounds.

Jauwan Scaife led the Cardinals (6-8, 1-1) with 12 points, and Randy Davis added nine. Jarrod Jones grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

The Chippewas never trailed as they opened the game on a 21-6 run and led 26-14 at the half. Scaife scored eight of those 14 points for the Cardinals.

Central Michigan extended their lead to 19 as they opened the second half on a 9-2 run. The Chippewas made 8 of 20 (40.0 percent) from beyond the arc, while the Cardinals were only able to make 2 of 15 (13.3 percent).

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Jauwan Scaife Jauwan Scaife
3-14,  12 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Cent. Michigan
Jordan Bitzer Jordan Bitzer
3-9,  12 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists

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