Austin and Ozzy-Momodu lead Eastern Michigan over Northwood, 92-84
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YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — The Eastern Michigan University girls’s basketball staff defeated the Northwood University Timberwolves, 92-84, in its dwelling exhibition contained in the George Gervin GameAbove Center right now, November 2nd. Lachelle Austin (Redford, Mich.-Wayne Memorial) scored 31 factors as a senior Captain Ozzy-Momodu (London, England-City of London Academy-Robert Morris) added 21.
Austin and Ozzy-Momodu’s stellar purpose scoring performances led the Eagles to the exhibition contest. Austin had seven rebounds and six assists and Ozzy-Momodu added six rebounds, two steals and three blocks. Junior Ce’Nara Skanes (Oklahoma City, Okla.-Putnam City West) Also helped with 14 factors, six rebounds and two blocks.
Eastern Michigan took benefit of the implausible ball motion, racking up 17 assists on 35 area targets. Austin’s six assists paced the Eagles whereas in second ZaNiya Nelson (Oklahoma City, Okla.-Putnam City West) Also contributed with three assists of her personal. The blue and white did an incredible job of shutting down Northwood’s photographs within the contest, coming away with eight blocks. Ozzy-Momodu’s three rejections led the best way individually for the Eagles.
How It Happened
After falling behind 6-5, Eastern Michigan went on a 7-0 run with 8:16 left within the first quarter, capped by a bucket by Ozzy-Momodu, to take a 12-6 lead. The Eagles then surrendered that lead and entered the second quarter up 23-20.
Northwood continued so as to add to the lead, constructing a 34-28 benefit earlier than Eastern went on a 6-0 run, highlighted by a bucket from Austin, to tie the sport at 34. The Eagles then broke the tie and grabbed a share of half 45-42 lead. Eastern Michigan dominated within the paint, scoring 16 of its 25 factors close to the basket.
After the break, EMU continued to increase its lead, pushing it to 57-49 earlier than occurring an 8-0 run to increase its lead additional to 65-49 with 4:22 to go. the third. Before the tip of the third interval, the Timberwolves added to their rating, however the Eagles once more entered the fourth quarter with a 70-63 benefit. The staff performed nicely close to the basket, scoring 14 of its 25 factors within the paint.
Eastern saved its lead intact earlier than occurring a 10-0 run, capped by the freshman By Elena Cabello (Malaga, Spain-IES Mediterraneo) three, to increase the lead to 80-66 with 6:55 to go within the contest. The Timberwolves narrowed the hole considerably earlier than the sport was over, however the Eagles nonetheless cruised the remainder of the best way for the 92-84 victory. Eastern Michigan took benefit of 4 Timberwolves turnovers within the quarter, scoring seven factors off these takeaways.
» The Eagles shot nicely from three-point vary, flattening 7 of 16 lengthy vary makes an attempt, a complete of 43.7 p.c. In 2021-2022, the Blue and White shot higher than that from past the arc simply as soon as, in opposition to Grace Christian University on November 18, 2021, when EMU shot 53.6% (15 of 28).
» The Eagles’ protection pressured 14 turnovers and by no means trailed within the second half en path to the victory. The East protection pressured 14 or extra turnovers in 13 completely different contests in 2021-22.
» The Blue and White have been lively on the defensive finish, recording eight blocks as a staff. Last season, EMU totaled six blocks on 5 separate events.
» Eastern Michigan totaled 17 assists within the sport. In 2021-22, the Blue and White recorded double-digit assists in seven video games, together with a season-high vs. Grace Christian (31), Nov. 18. In 27 video games final season, EMU tallied 265 whole assists.
»Eastern Michigan cleaned up on the offensive glass, accumulating 12 offensive boards within the sport. EMU recorded double-digit offensive rebounds in all however 9 video games final season.
» Austin had 31 factors within the sport, one level increased than any whole in her collegiate profession. Momodu added 21 factors in what could be a university finest.
» The Eagles have taken the courtroom with the Timberwolves simply as soon as earlier than tonight’s exhibition, recording a 53-39 regular-season win Dec. 30, 2018 contained in the George Gervin Center GameAbove.
The subsequent one
Monday, Nov. 7 will kick off common season play for the Blue and White as the lads’s and girls’s groups open their 2022-2023 seasons by inviting everybody to the GameAbove George Gervin Center for the “Season Premiere” closing. The girls will face Lindenwood University with a tip-off at 5 p.m., whereas the lads will face Wayne State at 7:30 p.m.