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Eastern Michigan Womens vs WMU

Eke tallies third double-double of season; women's basketball falls on the road at Bowling Green for second straight loss

The Eastern Michigan University Women’s Basketball team traveled 60 miles south to Bowling Green to take on the Bowling Green State Falcons, losing by a score of 69-57 to fall to 4-9 on the season and 1-2 in MAC play.

The Eagles were led by Tayra Eke (Madrid, Spain) who notched a double-double for the Eagles with 15 points and 12 rebounds while also tallying three assists. The double-double was Eke’s third of the season. Eke has scored 10 or more points now in five consecutive games.

It was just the fifth game under the new interim head coach Ke’Sha Blanton, who coached the Eagles to three consecutive wins to start her tenure as coach of EMU. 

The Falcons led for all but just two minutes in the game, as they either outscored or tied the Eagles in every quarter, with the fourth quarter being the only one that was tied by a score of 8-8. BGSU as a team shot 45% from the field whereas the Eagles shot 37%.

The closest the game got at any point after the first minute was a 14-13 BGSU lead before the Falcons ended the quarter on a 6-0 run. 

Scoring 57 points as a team, the Eagles have scored 50 or more points in all but two games this season. 

EMU now finds themselves at 2-7 on the road this season. Combined the team has played just four games at home compared to nine on the road. The Eagles were 5-6 on the road last season.

Additionally, the Eagles had four players make at least three field goals or more in the loss to BGSU. Including Eke, Kennedi Myles (Cincinnati, Ohio), Cali Denson (Milwaukie, Ore.) Ashley Hassett (Hershew, N.H.) and Lachelle Austin (Redford, Mich.). 

Bowling Green’s offense saw four players score double figures who all had between 10 to 15 points for the Falcons. In addition to the four players scoring in double figures, BGSU beat the Eagles in blocks, steals, rebounds and three-pointers made.

The Eagles get two nights off before they return to action for a Saturday afternoon game inside the George Gervin GameAbove Center when Central Michigan comes to town. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m. and can be streamed on ESPN+. 

For more information on the EMU Women’s Basketball team, you can visit The Echo's website.