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Lee, Ward combine for 46 points as Eastern Michigan pulls away from Oakland late, 89-77


YPSILANTI, Michigan — Raven Lee and Karrington Ward combined to score 46 points as Eastern Michigan pulled away from Oakland, 89-77 on Monday night.

Ralph Hill knocked down a 3 with 2:40 left to pull Oakland within five, 79-74, but the Eagles (2-0) closed with a 10-3 run.

Lee was 7 of 13 from the field, 3 of 6 from long range, and was a perfect 7 for 7 from the line to lead Eastern Michigan with 24 points. Ward was 8 of 15 from the field to score 22 points and pulled down a dozen rebounds.

Max Hooper scored all his points from behind the arc, hitting 6 of 11 3-point attempts, to score 18 points for the Golden Grizzlies (0-2). Kahlil Felder and Tommy McCune each added 15 points.

Eastern Michigan was 30 of 61 from the field (49.2 percent) and out-rebounded Oakland, 45-36.

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