Thursday, January 22, 2004

Offense heats up for RedHawks



The Cincinnati Enquirer

Juby Johnson scored 19 points and Monty St. Clair hit four of Miami's 12 3-pointers as the RedHawks defeated Central Michigan 80-70 Wednesday night at Mount Pleasant, Mich.

Miami improved to 8-6 and 4-2 in Mid-American Conference play.

"It's a big win for us," coach Charlie Coles said. "Coming in, I knew Central Michigan would be ready, so this is a great win."

St. Clair, a Roger Bacon graduate, scored a career-high 14 points with a career-high three assists. He was 4-of-5 from 3-point range, including back-to-back treys that gave MU a 67-60 lead with 5:12 left in the game.

"Monty wouldn't miss a shot in our fall individual practices," Coles said. "However, this season he hasn't been able to hit anything. He saved us tonight, hitting some key 3-pointers for us, which kept us in the game."

Gerrit Brigitha led CMU (3-13, 0-6) with 17 points.

MiamiMFGAttFTAttRAFTOTP
Seals20370042137
Schenke14020031300
Hausfeld19260002236
Mason4051136732313
Johnson385978723019
VanderSluis6000000200
Hatcher204712110112
St. Clair195600034014
Peavy3000000100
Horace22333552009
Van Buskirk3000000000
Totals200275114212816181180
Team rebounds - 1.

Cent. Mich.MFGAttFTAttRAFTOTP
Voorhees273735801210
Hoskins3361111241516
Brigitha3861258713317
Bowne335800013013
Meerman35262256306
Barrett15242230226
Sevalia10130010112
Nelson2000000000
Carr5010001100
Dentlinger2000000100
Totals200255213183113161370
Team rebounds - 5.

Miami3941-80
Central Michigan3634-70
3-pointers - MU 12-21 (Seals 1-2, Schenke 0-1, Hausfeld 2-5, Mason 0-1, Johnson 2-3, Hatcher 3-4, St. Clair 4-5), CM 7-23 (Voorhees 1-4, Hoskins 3-7, Bowne 3-5, Meerman 0-4, Barrett 0-1, Sevalia 0-1, Carr 0-1). Technicals - None. Officials - Fouser, Ferrari, Wymer. Attendance - 2,712.

Women

Cincinnati State 94, Columbus State 67

Crystal Norman scored 25 points and had 11 rebounds as Cincinnati State (17-4) defeated Columbus State to remain unbeaten (5-0) in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference.

The Lady Surge's Ashley Davenport scored 18 points and Asia Polk added 12 points and seven steals.




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