Braylon Rayson shook off his game from Saturday and lit up the scoreboard against Toledo, lifting Central Michigan to a 77-69 win at home and snapping a 3-game losing streak. Rayson flirted with a double-double, put up 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Toledo's Nathan Boothe was able to put up 23 and 10.
Good 3-point shooting helped out the Chips, going 10-for-19 in the first half from deep (12 total). The Chips only made two second-half three pointers, but it was enough to get them past the Rockets.
Aside from Rayson's magical night, Chris Fowlerhad 16 points, also grabbing eight rebounds with five assists. John Simons was also able to add nine points while DaRohn Scott had six.
For Toledo, Johnathan Williams had 16 points with three assists. Zach Garber was also able to contribute to the Rocket cause, as he scored 11 points with seven boards.
In this game, Boothe tried to expand his range, taking a few three pointers, and air balling a few of them. The Chips let Boothe have his outside looks and the jump shot, they seemed to crackdown and double team him down low and force another Rocket player to make them pay, but it wasn't enough to get past the Chippewas.
Opposed to the Chips great three point shooting, the Rockets only made four of their 31 3-point shots. The Rockets just couldn't find their shot from behind the arc, but it didn't seem to show on the scoreboard, as they were able to keep this game close to the very end.
Both teams showed off their ability to grab rebounds, as they were pretty even, as the Rockets barely led that category 42-41.
With this win, The Chips look to turn this into a winning streak, as they travel to Kalamazoo to take on the struggling Western Michigan Broncos. The Toledo Rockets look to shake off this loss, as they travel to Ypsilanti to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
Both of these teams are fighting for a top 5 spot in the MAC Tournament, and with so many teams really close, these next few weeks are huge for all these teams.