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Central Michigan stops Dartmouth for 5th in Great Alaska Shootout

MARC LESTER / Anchorage Daily News

Central Michigan raced to a big first half lead Saturday at the Sullivan Arena, cruising to a 65-48 win over Dartmouth in a fifth-place consolation game at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.

Central Michigan's Trey Zeigler, a 6-foot-5 sophomore guard, produced game highs with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Olivier Mbaigoto nearly notched a double-double for the Chippewas, pulling in nine rebounds to go with 10 points. Derek Jackson (11) and Austin McBroom (10) each scored in double figures.

The Chippewas (4-2) started the game on an 8-0 run, capped by a layup from Zeigler. The lead grew to 16-4 after McBroom drilled a 3-pointer with 13:48 to go in the first half.

Dartmouth (2-4), led by 15 points from David Rufful, never really threatened to get back in the game. The Big Green struggled with shooting, hitting just 16 of 52 shots for a 30.8 field-goal percentage. John Golden was one Dartmouth shooter with a hot hand, hitting 5 of 7 field goals to finish with 13 points. He also led the Big Green with six boards.

DARTMOUTH (48) -- Rufful6-12 1-2 15; Golden 5-7 0-1 13; Melville 1-2 3-5 5; Maldunas 2-3 1-2 5; Trotter 1-7 2-2 5; Griffin 1-10 0-0 2; McKearney 0-4 1-2 1; Crecco 0-1 1-2 1; Brooks 0-5 1-2 1; LaBove 0-0 0-0 0; Savolainen 0-0 0-0 0; McConnell 0-0 0-00; Jackson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 16-52 10-18 48.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN (65) -- Zeigler 8-14 5-8 21; Jackson 2-6 6-6 11; McBroom 3-5 2-2 10; Mbaigoto 4-11 2-2 10; Coimbra 3-6 0-0 6; Craddock 1-4 1-2 3; Harden 1-2 0-0 2; Keel 0-1 1-4 1; Saylor 0-2 1-2 1; Morris 0-1 0-0 0; Jordan 0-1 0-0 0; Barnes 0-1 0-0 0; Myrick 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 18-26 65.

Dartmouth 17 31 -- 48

Central Michigan 32 33 -- 65

3-point goals -- Dartmouth 6-22 (Golden 3-4; Rufful 2-4; Trotter 1-7; Griffin 0-3; McKearney 0-2; Crecco 0-1; Melville 0-1); Central Michigan 3-11 (McBroom 2-2; Jackson 1-2; Craddock 0-1; Keel 0-1; Jordan 0-1; Mbaigoto 0-3; Zeigler 0-1). Total Fouls -- Dartmouth 18, Central Michigan 20. Fouled out -- Dartmouth None, Central Michigan None. Rebounds -- Dartmouth 35 (Golden 6), Central Michigan 41 (Zeigler 10). Assists -- Dartmouth 13 (Rufful 3), Central Michigan 12 (McBroom 4). Blocks -- Dartmouth 4 (Maldunas, 2); Central Michigan 8 (Mbaigoto, 5). Steals -- Dartmouth 3, Central Michigan 8 (three with 2). Officials -- Chelette, McClellan, Tovoli.



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