YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Karrington Ward scored a career-high 28 points to lead Eastern Michigan to an 81-69 win over Cleveland State in the Keightly Classic on Monday night.
Ward was 9 of 10 from the field and hit all three of his shots from beyond the arc, while snagging six rebounds. Glenn Bryant added 10 points for the Eagles (4-0), while Da'Shonte Riley had six blocks.
Cleveland State (2-2) out-rebounded the Eagles 50-33 and carried a 35-32 lead into the break, but couldn't overcome Eastern Michigan's 54 percent shooting (26 of 44). The game remained close in the second half until Eastern Michigan broke open the game with a 12-0 run, midway through, to take control.
Bryn Forbes led the Vikings with 22 points and hit all six free throws, extending his perfect streak to 22 straight from the charity stripe, dating back to last season.