Cleveland State goes deep to beat Notre Dame College, 89-56

CLEVELAND (AP) Bobby Word and Kenny Carpenter combined to score 36 points and Cleveland State tied a school record by hitting 14 3-pointers en route to a comfortable, 89-56 win over Division II-Notre Dame College on Sunday.

The Vikings launched 39 3-point attempts. Word led the barrage, hitting 4 of 13 from distance. Shawn Christian, who hit 3 of 6 attempts from deep, and Carpenter, who was 2 of 6, were the only other players to convert more than a single trey.

Cleveland State (3-6) shot 33 of 69 from the field and forced 30 turnovers, turning them into 32 points. Word finished with 19 points while Carpenter added 17 and grabbed eight boards. Tyree Appleby added 12 points and collected four of the Vikings’ 19 steals.

Notre Dame College, from South Euclid, Ohio, got 23 points from Halil Parks, who hit 4 of 9 from behind the 3-point arc.