|Medlock's 16 points paces Eastern Michigan past Western Michigan|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 12 January 2008 14:50|
Travis Lewis and James Matthews also had career highs with 15 points, Jarred Axon added 12 and Zane Gay had 10 for the Eagles (5-9, 1-1). The win snapped a five-game losing streak for Eastern Michigan, which had lost nine straight to Western Michigan.
David Kool and Joe Reitz scored 16 and 14, respectively, for the Broncos (7-8, 1-1).
Trailing 38-33 at halftime, Western Michigan opened the second half with a 14-4 run to take its first lead since being in front 11-10 eight minutes into the game.
The Eagles regained the lead 49-47 with 11:49 remaining on Matthews' basket off a rebound. Eastern Michigan went on to lead by as much as 12 points with just under a minute to play.
Western Michigan played without head coach Steve Hawkins, who was recovering from the flu. His duties were handled by assistant coach Clayton Bates.