On Wednesday night, Eastern Michigan University’s women’s basketball team suffered a loss 63-58 against Miami University (OH) after a poor free-throw shooting performance.
Sophomore Courtnie Lewis and redshirt sophomore Corrione Cardwell led the way in scoring for the Eagles. Lewis put up 18 points, while Cardwell followed behind with 17 points of her own. Sophomore Autumn Hudson pulled down 11 rebounds for the Eagles. Kristen Levering of Miami led all scorers with a total of 20 points.
Off to a slow start in the first quarter, the Eagles suffered through a two-minute scoring drought.
The team found itself down by double digits late in the first quarter. However, after an 11-0 run,
the Eagles were able to close the first quarter with a one-point lead at 16-15.
Eastern Michigan maintained that competitive advantage throughout the second quarter. The
biggest lead of the quarter was 35-26. The RedHawks struggled from the floor, making only five
of 15 shots. Only one 3-pointer was made by the RedHawks. Meanwhile, EMU shot 63 percent from the floor. Lewis scored 11 points in the second quarter alone.
The Eagles were outscored in the second half, despite being in a close game. It was 12 turnovers and a 33 percent free-throw performance by the Eagles that put the team in a disadvantage.
Meanwhile, Miami capitalized off free throws late in the game, making 7 out of 10 in the fourth.
With four seconds left, Levering missed her last free throw with the rebound going to EMU. Cardwell made a late-game layup to close the game.
Miami records its sixth straight win, now having a 16-4 record. Eastern Michigan’s record falls to
The EMU team will be away to face the University of Toledo on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.