Recap: Central Mich vs. Eastern Mich
Mount Pleasant, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Talley scored 21 points in the Eastern Michigan Eagles' 72-59 Mid-American Conference win over the Central Michigan Chippewas at McGuirk Arena.
Karrington Ward had a 15-point, 15-rebound double-double for the Eagles (11-6, 3-1 MAC), who have now won four of their last five games. Raven Lee came off the bench to score 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field before fouling out of the game.
Austin Stewart led the Chippewas (7-9, 0-4) by totaling 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals, although he missed half of his eight free-throw attempts. Chris Fowler added 13 points, six rebounds and five assists, but could not keep his team from losing its fourth straight game. Every Chippewas starter tallied four fouls each.
Both teams shot poorly in the first half, with the Eagles hitting 32 percent of their shots from the field and the Chippewas making just 26.1 percent of their shots from the floor. The Eagles held a 25-21 lead on account of their 8-of-9 shooting from the foul-line.
The second half the Chippewas never led. Both teams made 13 field-goal attempts, but the Eagles shot 56.5 percent from the floor compared to just 41.9 percent for the Chippewas. The Eagles also 12 more free throws than the Chippewas in the half.
For the game, the Eagles scored 29 points on 82.9 percent shooting from the charity stripe, while the Chippewas made 15 foul shots and missed nine, shooting a meager 57.7 percent clip.Game Notes