Three games featuring MAC teams tonight. Three wins. Let's get to it.
Western Michigan 74 San Diego 62
The Broncos booked their first win of the season against the San Diego Toreros, 74-62, at their first home game of the year. Tucker Haymond ended up leading the Broncos in scoring with 17 points, while forward A.J. Avery dominated the boards for WMU with 12 rebounds.
This was a game of streaks, with the Broncos jumping out to an early 11-2 lead with 12:53 remaining in the first half. Thanks to a few Marcus Harris three-pointers though, the Toreros stormed back, leading 27-21 with 3:59 left in the first, ultimately finishing the half up by six, 34-28.
In the second half the lead expanded to 37-28 for San Diego. The Broncos then started a massive 38-19 run at that point and led 66-56 with 3:48 left. A tough Bronco defense held on to the lead from that point. Marcus Harris finished the night leading San Diego in scoring with 13 points.
Of note tonight for the Broncos was confident play from freshman guards Bryce Moore and Josh Davis. Moore in particular was very confident in driving and knocked down an impressive and-1 basket. It'll be exciting to see how the freshman impact the Broncos' season as we move forward.
Miami 68 Kenyon 47
Miami took care of business Tuesday night by beating the visiting Kenyon College Lords 68-47. The Red Hawks raced out to an early 29-10 due to 10 quick points from Rod Mills and 6 points from Geovonie McKnight. Mills and Lj Livingston led the Red Hawks with 12 and 10 points respectively. The Red Hawks dominated the Lords in all major categories and look to continue this strong play as they continue their non conference schedule.
A stat to watch going forward is the free throw percentage for the Red Hawks as it was a subpar 58%. If the Red Hawks are going to be a strong contender in the MAC they'll have to make clutch free throws.The key player for the Lords that struggled was Tim Connolly who went a abysmal 2-11 from the floor with 6 turnovers. Miami will face the Libscomb Bison next as it look to take its record to 2-1 on Friday.
Central Michigan 79 Alma 64
From our full recap on the site:
"Rayshawn Simmons had another great performance in this one in the stead of Chris Fowler, who is out "for a couple weeks" with an undisclosed injury, leading all scorers with 18 points. John Simons also had himself a night, seeming to shake off the rust from a bad Jacksonville State game. Simons set a new career high in this game, grabbing 14 rebounds to give the Chips the advantage on the glass, and also added 16 points, giving him a double double. Central Michigan also had two other players in double digits inLuke Meyer (16 points in 22 minutes) and Braylon Rayson (11 points.)"