W. Michigan 67, Bowling Green 56
Demetrius Ward scored 14 points, Flenard Whitfield added 12 and
10 rebounds and Western Michigan advanced in the Mid-American
Conference tournament with a 67-56 quarterfinal win over Bowling
Green on Thursday.
Whitfield converted a three-point play early in the second half
as the second-seeded Broncos (20-11) used a 15-6 burst to pull away
from the seventh-seeded Falcons (14-19), who have won only two MAC
tourney games since 2005.
The MAC’s West champion, Western Michigan will play the
Akron-Miami (Ohio) game winner in Friday’s first semifinal.
Ward made three 3-pointers in the opening 5 minutes and Western
Michigan took advantage of early foul trouble against Bowling
Green’s A’uston Calhoun. The Falcons’ leading scorer picked up
three personals in the first 7 minutes and had to sit the rest of
Dee Brown scored 17 points and Mike Dabney 15 for the