The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team continued its road trip and played the Radford Highlanders. The Eagles pulled out a close 52-48 victory to break a five-game losing streak.
With the victory the Eagles improve to 5-6 on the season while the Highlanders dropped to 3-10 for the year, losing their ninth in a row. For the Eagles, Quintin Dailey led the team with 13 points and added four rebounds. Darrell Lampley chipped in nine points.
For Radford, Jareal Smith had a game high 18 points and R.J. Price also had 18 points as the Highlanders came up short at home.
The Eagles and Highlanders played a close game throughout and were tied at halftime. Each team seemed to be pretty even. The Eagles took advantage of the fouls Radford committed as they took 17 free throw attempts and connected on 13 for 76 percent on the game. The Eagles also shot 47 percent from the three point line as they were 7-for-15.
The Eagles shot the ball fairly well and also won the rebounding battle 32-28. They did however turn the ball over 14 times while having just 12 assist.
Next up for the Eagles is another game in Virginia with a tough out-of-conference game against the Virginia Tech Hokies. The game against the Hokies will be the sixth in a row out of nine on the road for the Eagles. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22.