By JERAMY STOVER, Sports Editor
Not all weeks will be historic and exciting, but the University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s basketball team can say they just had one.
The Wolverines won both of their games this past week in two completely different ways. One in dominating fashion, and the other with courage and toughness.
UM-Dearborn defeated Akron-Wayne on Nov. 3 113-67 with the 46 point margin being the highest for a Wolverine team since at least 2005 – as far back as the athletics website goes.
The crazy part about the thrashing was that UM-Dearborn led by just 11 at halftime. The Wolverines outscored Akron-Wayne 69-34 in the second half to runaway with the win.
Five Wolverines scored in double figures led by senior Marcus Williams with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Other double digit point getters were Jason Penn (17), Xavier Crofford (13), Alex Hagel (13), Donovan Farrell (10).
Ashton Curd also contributed nicely with nine points, six rebounds and three steals.
On Nov. 5 the Wolverines traveled to Chicago to take on Roosevelt University looking for their third straight win. UM-Dearborn would win 80-78 in overtime on a last second basket.
The Lakers took a three point lead into half-time and led most of the second half. Down by seven with 10 minutes left, the Wolverines (3-2) chipped away at Roosevelt’s lead and tied the game up with 1:25 left in the second half.
After a pair of Lakers free throws, Williams made a lay-up with just six seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Right before the final buzzer Curd missed a lay-up attempt, but Hagel was right there to tip it into the basket for the game winning score. Curd scored five points in overtime to help his team get the win.
Williams and Hagel each led the team with 17 points in the game as once again five Wolverines hit double digit points. Crofford finished with 13 points, Curd with 12 and Penn with 10.
Crofford added nine rebounds and six assists to his stat sheet and Penn contributed with eight rebounds.
UM-Dearborn will look to continue their winning streak when they welcome Spring Arbor to the fieldhouse on Saturday for a 3 p.m. tip-off.