After defeating Central Michigan 80-60, Jan 8, the Eagles (4-7 overall, 1-3 MAC) headed to Kent State’s Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to face the Kent State Golden Flashes (10-5 overall, 2-4 MAC), Saturday, Jan 15.
Starting off hot, the Eastern Michigan Eagles took a 20-13 lead after a three-point shot from Zaniya Nelson. Going into the second quarter, the Eagles were up 23-19 over the Golden Flashes. Returning for the second half of gameplay the Eagles weren’t able to maintain their lead and trailed KSU, 41- 40 in the third quarter.
Kent State took a huge lead heading into the fourth quarter outscoring EMU 65 - 49. The Golden Flashes never looked back, claiming victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles 83 - 58.
Redshirt senior Areanna Combs scored 13 points against Kent State. EMU Athletics reported that during Saturday’s game, Combs registered her 1,000th point at EMU, becoming the 24th player in program history to reach this achievement.
In a video presented by EMU Athletics, EMU coaches congratulated Combs on achieving this milestone.
"Congratulations Ari on achieving another milestone. You’ve achieved it because of your hard work, your dedication and I couldn’t be happier for you. Because of the hours you put in both on the court, in the classroom, watching film, it is very well deserved. The best is yet to come for you,“ said Head Coach Fred Castro.
Combs holds a 96.3% proficiency in scoring, which is the highest in the MAC according to EMU Athletics. Combs has scored double-digits in 53 of 55 career games at EMU.
Danielle Rainey tallied 12 points against the Golden Flashes, 6 of which came from three-point field goals.
Senior Courtnie Lewis added 10 points to the Eagles’ final score and has scored 10+ points in three back-to-back games, a personal best this season.