Rockets beat Eagles

Freshman Jalen Ross scored five points Saturday.

The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team made the short trip to Toledo, Ohio Saturday to take on the University of Toledo Rockets. Toledo was able to hold on using the proverbial home-court advantage over Eastern, keeping the Eagles winless on the road by a score of 60-52.

Redshirt junior guard and forward Daylen Harrison earned a double-double with a career-high 19 points and also pulled down 10 rebounds.

Junior center Da’Shonte Riley tied his career high of 13 rebounds, while only scoring six points in 32 minutes.

Coming off a 17-point performance against Buffalo, redshirt junior forward Glenn Bryant scored nine points.

However, foul trouble kept Bryant out for the majority of the game. He committed a technical foul midway through the first half and also had four personal fouls throughout the contest.

Rian Pearson had a huge game for Toledo; his 29 points and 14 rebounds earned him a double-double in 36 minutes.

Dominique Buckley was the only other Rocket in double figures, with 13 points in 36 minutes.

The first half was very close, with no team earning a lead larger than six points. At the break, EMU trailed 24-22.

In 20 minutes of play, the Eagles shot 8-of-29 (27.6 percent) from the floor and 2-of-8 from three-point range, with both makes from senior guard Derek Thompson.

On the flip side, Toledo was 8-of-24 (33.3 percent) from the floor and 2-of-9 (22.2 percent) from long range.

The second half was just as close as the first, but the Eagles just could not put a win together.

The Eagles next take on the University of Akron Wednesday at the Convocation Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Akron is currently undefeated in the Mid-American Conference as of press date.

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