Central Michigan defeats Bowling Green 64-52

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP)—Jalin Thomas had 16 points and 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season as Central Michigan defeated Bowling Green 64-52 on Saturday night.

Jordan Bitzer added 12 points, eight boards and four assists for the Chippewas (10-9, 5-2 Mid-American Conference) and Chris Kellermann came off the bench to add 10 points and four rebounds.

Trailing 16-13, Central Michigan went on a 15-1 run to take control of the game and led 28-21 at halftime.

The Chippewas increased the lead to 38-23 with 16:15 left, then the Falcons (10-9, 3-4) cut the deficit to nine points twice, the last time with 12:12 to go. They could get no closer as Central Michigan enjoyed a double-digit lead the rest of the way to guarantee coach Ernie Zeigler his fourth straight 10-win season.

Scott Thomas scored 13 points and Erik Marschall had 11 for Bowling Green, which made 1 of 11 3-pointers.

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 Cent. Michigan
Jordan Bitzer Jordan Bitzer
5-10,  12 Pts
8 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Bowling Green
Erik Marschall Erik Marschall
5-8,  11 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists

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