Eastern Michigan defeats James Madison, 75-64

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.

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