The Eastern Michigan’s (12-11, 7-5) women’s basketball team defeated the Bowling Green Falcons (8-15, 1-10) on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green. The Eagles were led by Jenna Annecchiarico’s 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Areanna Combs added 20 points and 13 rebounds in the victory.
EMU got off to a quick offensive start, scoring 19 points in the first quarter but they weren’t able to get enough stops as they allowed 20 points to Bowling Green. The second quarter wasn’t as high scoring but the Falcons still held a slight lead, taking a 32-30 lead into halftime.
The Eagles woke up to start the second half as they outscored Bowling Green by 10 points in the third quarter alone, 19-9. Once Eastern Michigan built on their lead, they wouldn’t relinquish it. The Eagles offense put another 21 points on the board in the fourth quarter, coming away with a 70-58 win after a dominant second half performance.
Annecchiarico was all over the place for the Eagles as she led the team in scoring and tied for the most assists and steals on the team. She also shot 50% from the field, 50% from the 3-point line and 100% from the free throw line. Combs was second on the team in scoring with 20 points and first on the team in rebounds with 13.
Courtnie Lewis was third on the team in scoring with 12 points, two rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes of play. She knocked down 44.4% of her 3-pointers. No other EMU player scored in double figures as Corrione Cardwell (six points), Juanita Agosto (four points), Autumn Hudson (four points) and Kiara Johnson (two points) all got on the board.
Bowling Green had four players score 10+ points in the loss as Angela Perry led the way with 18 points, three rebounds, two assists and one block. The next best scoring output for the Falcons came from Mari Hill, who dropped 12 points on 33.3% shooting from 3-point range in the loss. Elissa Brett and Kadie Hempfling each had 10 points.
The Eagles will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 15 versus the Akron Zips at home. Following that matchup, EMU will play two of their next three games at home at the Convocation Center, looking to end the regular season on a high note. Those home games will be versus Ball State (Feb. 22) and Toledo (Feb. 29).