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Eastern Michigan beats Central Michigan 58-52
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP)—Jalen Ross scored 13 points to lead Eastern Michigan to a 58-52 victory over Central Michigan Tuesday night.

Jamell Harris had 11 points and six rebounds and Glenn Bryant had 10 points and five blocked shots for the Eagles (8-9, 1-2 Mid-American), who ended a four-game losing streak.

Eastern Michigan shot 58 percent in the first half in building a 30-19 lead. The Eagles maintained a double-digit lead most of the second half, mostly at the free-throw line where they were 17 of 30 after the break. Finis Craddock’s 3-pointer for Central Michigan with 19 seconds left ended the game’s scoring.

Oliver Mbaigoto led the Chippewas (8-8, 1-2) with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Kyle Randall scored 13 points and Craddock scored 12, all on 3-pointers. Central took 27 more shots than Eastern but only made three more and finished at 32 percent.

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 Cent. Michigan
Olivier Mbaigoto Olivier Mbaigoto
8-15,  18 Pts
14 Rebs, 2 Assists
 East. Michigan
Jamell Harris Jamell Harris
2-2,  11 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists

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