The Eastern Michigan Eagles fell to visiting Ball State Cardinals on Wednesday, 72-62.
The Eagles were led by sophomore Janay Morton with 19 points. Eastern knocked down a season high with 11 three pointers, three of those coming from sharpshooter Cera Ozeceki.
The game was neck and neck to start with both teams taking turns with the lead and neither holding a lead over three points for the first ten minutes of play.
A quick 6-0 run by the Cardinals with 3:08 left in the first stole the lead back for them for what would be the last time. The teams headed into the locker room with Ball State leading 32-27.
The cardinals kicked off the second half with an 11 point run just three minutes into the half, setting the pace for the rest of the game. The Eagles struggled offensively and never held the lead in the second half. The closest they came after the run was cutting the lead to six points at 5:00.
Despite impressive free through shooting, the Eagles struggled inside scoring only four points from the paint compared to Ball States 24.
With just a minute left of play, a set of successful free throws from Ball State’s Shelbie Justice cemented the ten point win for the Cardinals.
With Wednesday's loss, the Lady Eagles stand at 4-6 in the MAC. Join them Saturday for more conference play as they take on Central Michigan University in the Convocation Center at noon.