Final: EMU 71, Youngstown State 62
The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team took on Youngstown State University Friday night at the Convocation Center as part of the EMU Showcase. The Eagles won 71-62.
Karrington Ward led the Eagles (3-0) in scoring with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Ray Lee and Anali Okoloji each scored 16.
Bobby Hain scored 15 points for the Penguins (1-3).
The first half was close for both teams. EMU held an eight point lead with 14:26 remaining. The Eagles trailed for much of the final 5:25 of the first half, but managed to tie the score three times in the final two minutes – going in to the break even with the Penguins.
The Eagles came out swinging in the second half – going on a 8-2 run in the first 2:18 on three pointers from Ward and Okoloji.
The Penguins came right back – leading 50-48 with 11:40 left in the half.
Both teams traded buckets for the majority of the half – but the Eagles pulled away in the final minute.
News and notes
Mike Talley fouled out with 2:01 left in regulation.
Official Paid Attendance; 680
Other games in the Showcase
Longwood 81, University of North Carolina-Greensboro 79 (OT)
The Eagles continue the Showcase with a matchup against UNCG Saturday night.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.