Eastern Michigan University defended its home court Saturday by besting James Madison University, 75-64.
“The young guys gave us a good lift,” coach Charles Ramsey said. “We had contributions from a little bit of everyone, and we needed it.”
Brandon Bowdry and Carlos Medlock stepped up for the Eagles (6-3) with the absence of injured Justin Dobbins.
Bowdry had 20 points, 14 rebounds and two steals, while Medlock had 20 points and eight assists. Dobbins is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a fractured fibula.
It wasn’t an easy victory, as the contest was tight throughout. JMU (4-4) kept the pressure on for most of the game, and the lead changed six times. EMU led 32-29 at halftime.
Medlock put the Eagles on top 66-60 with 2:50 to play when he made consecutive 3-pointers in a span of just more than a minute.
JMU seemed fatigued as it played seven players, compared to 10 by EMU.
Julius Wells scored 19 and had 11 rebounds for JMU.