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3 EMU women's basketball players score double-digits in game against Toledo

Ce’Nara Skanes, Tayra Eke, and Lachelle Austin score double figures in Saturday's match up.

In a match up against the University of Toledo, the Eastern Michigan University women's basketball team dropped their record to 11-8, 3-5 after an overtime showdown. 

EMU dominated the entire game going into the second quarter with a 20-13 lead against the Rockets.

This first quarter finish marked the 11th contest this season where the team scored 15 or more points in the opening quarter according to EMU Athletics.

Heavy attempts were made by Toledo during the second quarter to cut into EMU’s lead, but at the end of the first half EMU went into the locker room with a 35-29 advantage.

With 5:57 left in the fourth quarter the Eagles had the advantage once again, until the Rockets tied the score 66-66 sending EMU into their second overtime game of the season. 

After battling it out for the win in overtime Toledo ultimately won 79-73.

“It’s something we’ll learn from and we’ll move forward, but I thought we got some great performances from individuals that played huge minutes," EMU women’s basektball coach Fred Castro said in a post game conference. “We have to be better.”

EMU saw three players score in double figures. Ce’Nara Skanes recorded 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Tayra Eke, who ranks first in the conference for total blocks, recorded her fourth career double-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks. Lachelle Austin, who led the Eagles in steals added 13 points and seven assists.

EMU’s women's basketball will be looking for their next win at home Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. for a National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration against Ohio.