YPSILANTI— Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team (9-5) overwhelmed Niagara, 89-34. Senior guard Cassie Schrock and junior Tavelyn James each notched 20 points. The speed of the EMU Eagles was the key to the route. The Niagara ladies (1-10) only scored 13 points in the second half. It was the fourth straight win for EMU.
Schrok, playing in her 103rd career game was 6-7 from the field and James had five 3’s for the home team. Additionally, Olivia Fouty grabbed 11 rebounds for the Lady Eagles. EMU started on fire from the get go with James hitting a pair of three’s to jump to a 15-2 start. James is averaging 16 on the year. Chanel Johnson had seven points for Niagara.
EMU will start their Mid-American Conference schedule at Northern Illinois on January 5. The Lady Purple Eagles of Niagara open their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule at home against St. Peters of New Jersey on January 2. St. Peters is 0-9 on the year.
Submitted by Raymond Rolak