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Western Michigan men top UW-Milwaukee; Marquette women fall

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Associated Press
January 4, 2012
— Matt Stainbrook had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Demetrius Ward added 17 points to lead Western Michigan to a 72-61 victory over UW-Milwaukee on Tuesday night.

Austin Richie and Nate Hutcheson scored 10 points each for the Broncos (6-8) in their final tuneup before the start of Mid-American Conference play.


Paris Gulley had 16 points, Kyle Kelm 15 and Tony Meier 13 for Milwaukee (10-6). Kaylon Williams dished out 12 assists.


Stainbrook’s tip-in with 7:28 remaining gave Western Michigan the lead for good, 51-49. The Panthers went scoreless for 3:57 as free throws by Stainbrook and Richie helped the Broncos build a seven-point cushion.


Milwaukee got within four points on Kelm’s 3-pointer, but Hutcheson hit from behind the arc with 1:34 left to make it 62-55. With the Panthers forced to foul, Western Michigan pulled away at the free-throw line.


State women

-- (14) Louisville 70, Marquette 53—At Louisville, Ky., Shoni Schimmel scored 17 points and Bria Smith had 14 of her 16 in the second half to lead No. 14 Louisville over Marquette.


Becky Burke added 13 points and Cierra Warren 10 for Louisville (13-2, 2-0 Big East), which went on a 16-6 run over the final 5:29 of the game to win its sixth straight since a Dec. 4 loss to Kentucky.


Sarina Simmons scored 17 points to lead the Golden Eagles (9-6, 0-2).


Schimmel helped the Cardinals overcome a 3-of-13 start from the field by scoring 10 of Louisville’s first 20 points.


Katherine Plouffe, Marquette’s leading scorer coming in, was held to two points on 1-of-4 shooting.



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