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Western Michigan dumps Eastern Michigan 61-47

Jan 9, 2010 - 11:52 PM KALAMAZOO, Mich.(AP) -- David Kool scored 19 points and Western Michigan got off to a hot start to beat Eastern Michigan 61-47 in a Mid-American Conference opener Saturday.

Mike Douglas added 10 points and Martelle McLemore had a game-high 12 rebounds for the Broncos (9-5, 1-0.)

Carlos Medlock scored 16 points to lead the Eagles (8-6, 0-1).

Western Michigan shot only 34.5 percent (19 of 55), but that was much better than the Eagles' 26.4 percent (14 of 53).

The Broncos broke on top 22-4, and the Eagles did not manage double figures until Medlock sank a free throw with 3:23 left in the half to cut it to 29-10.

Western Michigan led 31-18 at the break.

The Eagles closed within 31-24, but the Broncos put up a 13-5 run to make it 44-29 with 12:02 left, and the lead stayed in double figures the rest of the way.