CMU men fall in Detroit Mercy
DETROIT – Detroit used a 12-2 streak over three minutes late in the second half on Sunday to inflict an 89-75 loss to central Michigan in a men’s non-conference basketball game at the Calihan Hall of the Titans.
The Chippewas (1-10) open the Mid-American Conference game on Wednesday, Dec. 29 (4:30 p.m.) at Kent State. The Titans are 4-7.
Oscar Lopez Jr. scored 20 points and picked up 10 rebounds to lead the Chippewas. It was the first double-double in a CMU uniform for Lopez, a junior goalie who transferred from DePaul.
The 10 rebounds were the most Lopez had recorded in his 11 games as Chippewa and the 20 points was one of his best. It was his third consecutive double-digit game and his fourth in five games.
Cameron Healy his five of his 10 3-point attempts en route to 15 points for CMU and Kevin miller added 11 points and seven assists, which is his season high. Ralph bissainthe finished with nine rebounds.
The Chippewas posted a record 12 points to 3 points. Their 30 attempts equaled their season high.
CMU trailed by five at halftime, 39-34, and bit the Titans’ heels throughout the final 20 minutes. The Chippewas were never able to take the lead but were within two possessions for most of the half.
CMU lost three points, 71-68, with just over four minutes to go when Detroit Mercy drove 12-2 to take an 83-70 lead with less than a minute to go.
Antonine Davis and Madut Akec each scored 25 points to lead the Titans.