Cmichigan 26 26 52
Ballst 32 39 71
Date of game: 2/29/2012

Recap: Ball State vs. Central Mich

Muncie, IN (Sports Network) - Jesse Berry led the way with 15 points as the Ball State Cardinals defeated the Central Michigan Chippewas, 71-52, in a Mid- American Conference matchup at Worthen Arena.

Chris Bond added 13 points for the Cardinals (14-14, 5-10 MAC), while Randy Davis finished with 12 points. Tyrae Robinson chipped in 10 points and Jarrod Jones pulled down 10 rebounds.

For the Chippewas (9-20, 4-11) Andre Coimbra posted a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds and Trey Zeigler added 14 points.

Central Michigan struggled with its shooting in the first half, making just 31.6 percent of its field goals, including 2-of-11 from three-point range. Conversely, Ball State shot very well, connecting on 60 percent from the field and making all 3-of-3 from three-point range to take a 32-26 lead into the intermission.

The second half played out just like the first. The Cardinals shot 56.5 percent from the field, while the Chippewas could manage just 29 percent. Leading by just seven with fourteen minutes to play, Ball State used a 16-5 run to put the game away, as they coasted to the easy victory, snapping a nine-game conference losing streak in the process.

Ball State outscored Central Michigan 15-5 from the free-throw line. The Cardinals held a slight, 38-37, rebounding edge.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Larson hospitalized after fainting at autograph session

Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons after he fainted during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.

Extra Points: Snyder and the Beltway radio wars

If contradiction was an Olympic sport, Chip Kelly would certainly be medal-worthy judging by his performance at the NFL's owners meeting but the Eagles coach might have to settle for silver because Daniel Snyder's critics will take the gold every time.

2015 PREVIEW NL EAST: It's the Nationals and everybody else

There isn't much after that. The Miami Marlins are loaded up for a playoff push -- likely through a wild card spot -- and the New York Mets are up-and- coming but still raw. The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, former powerhouses of the division, are going through rebuilds and won't contend anytime soon.

Penguins' Letang out with concussion

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang sustained a concussion during Saturday's game against the Arizona Coyotes, coach Mike Johnston said Sunday.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.