Women’s basketball sets records with 120-35 win

EMU guard Desyree Thomas had 8 assists in Eastern Michigan's 101-52 win over Madonna University Friday afternoon.

With four Eagles having career days and doing it in record-setting style, the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team broke its single-game-points-scored record by cruising to a 120-35 non-conference win over Marygrove College on Saturday at the Convocation Center.

EMU had twelve different players score in Sunday’s rout, including seven in double digits, The Eagles also had a record-setting afternoon as they broke three university records and six Convocation Center records in the game.

Phillis Webb and Desyree Thomas led the Eagles (4-0, 0-0 Mid-American Conference) with 19 points each. Webb’s 19 points and nine rebounds were each career highs for the freshmen, while Thomas’ 19 points tied for career-best.

Haley Moore tied her career-best by scoring 17 points, 15 of those came by way of knocking down five three-pointers.

Jamaica Bucknor added 10 points for EMU as well.

Freshman Cha Sweeney received her first double-double by scoring 13 and adding 10 rebounds. She also added six assists.

Olivia Fouty had 12 points, and Janay Morton also had 10 points for the Eagles.

The Eagles shot 45.5 percent for the game, going 45-for-99 from the floor with a 52.5 percent clip in the second half. The Mustangs (2-7, 0-4 Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference) only shot 22.7 percent from the floor, making 15-of-66 attempts.

The Eagles got after Marygrove quickly as they went on an 18-0 run to start the game.

Fouty led the EMU attack as she scored four points and grabbed two steals, while Morton and Sweeney each nabbed two rebounds.

The Mustangs connected on their first basket of the contest with 15:02 left in the first half of play. Eastern quickly responded to the made basket as Moore hit a three-pointer from the top of the key, bringing the Eagles advantage to 21-2.

Eastern Michigan continued to dominate as it went on a 23-2 run to close out the half with a 52-point lead over Marygrove.

After Marygrove found the first six points of the second half, EMU went on a 22-0 run, which included eight fast break points. The Eagles broke the all-time single-game scoring record when Bucknor notched a three from beyond the arc to bring the EMU lead to 113-35.

The previous single-game record was set Nov. 14, 2011, when the Eagles dropped 110 points on Marygrove.

“I thought our players played with great energy, great focus [and] determination,” coach Tory Verdi said on emueagles.com. “I thought offensively we executed. To knock down 45 field goals is something to be proud of.”

Eastern Michigan Records Broken:

EMU Single-Game Records Most Points – 120 (Previous: 110 vs. Marygrove, Nov. 14, 2011)

Most Field Goals Attempted – 99 (Previous: 90 at Kent State, Feb. 27, 1991)

Most Rebounds – 71 (Previous: 70 vs. Wayne State, Dec. 11, 1984)
Second Most Field Goals Made – 45 (Most: 46 vs. Temple Baptist, Nov. 11, 2007)

Second Most Three-Pointers attempted – 36 (Most: 36 at Bowling Green, Feb. 12, 2000).

Convocation Center Single-Game Records Most Points – 120 (Previous: 110 vs. Marygrove, Nov. 14, 2011)

Most Field Goals Attempted – 99 (Previous: 85 vs. Akron, Jan. 28, 2012)

Most Three-Pointers Attempted – 36 (Previous: 35 vs. Detroit, Dec. 20, 2008)

Most Rebounds – 71 (Previous: 62 vs. Cleveland State, Dec. 29, 2010)

Most Offensive Rebounds – 31 (Previous: 30 vs. Wyoming, Jan. 2, 2012)

Most Rebounds Combined Between Both Teams – 113 (Previous: 107 vs. Cleveland State, Dec. 29, 2010)

Second-Largest Margin of Victory – 85 (Most: 86 vs. Temple Baptist, Nov. 11, 2007)

Second-Most Field Goals Made – 45 (Most: 46 vs. Temple Baptist, Nov. 11, 2007)

Looking Ahead:

The Eagles will be back in action Dec. 4, when they travel to Chicago, Ill. to take on Loyola-Chicago in non-conference game. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.

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