Newcomers lead Miami (Ohio) over Muskingum 84-57
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Newcomers Michael Weathers, with 21 points, and Jake Wright with 13 led Miami (Ohio) to a season-opening 84-57 over Muskingum on Friday.
Weathers, a freshman guard, was 7-of-12 shooting, 6 of 7 from the line and grabbed seven rebounds while Wright, a redshirt sophomore who transferred from The Citadel, was 5 of 10 from the floor. Dion Wade, who grabbed 10 rebounds, is one of six returners on a roster with seven newcomers for the RedHawks, who lost two-thirds of their scoring and rebounding from last season.
The Division-III Fighting Muskies, playing with five returning starters, trailed just 38-34 early in the second half, but were then held scoreless for over five minutes with Wright's 3-pointer giving Miami an 18-point lead. The RedHawks led by as many as 30 after that.
Cameron Miller scored 9 points to lead the Muskies, who counted the game as an exhibition.