Eastern Michigan men's basketball team loses to Ball State, women win at Western Michigan
Brandon Bowdry’s return to Eastern Michigan’s lineup wasn’t enough to shake the Eagles out of their offensive slump.
Despite a game-high 26 points from Bowdry, back in the lineup after a one-game suspension, Mid-American Conference West Division-leading Ball State won 60-51 at the Convocation Center on Wednesday night.
Without Bowdry on Saturday, the Eagles (4-13, 1-3) had a season-low offensive output in a 65-48 loss at Western Michigan.
On Wednesday, Bowdry made 10 of 24 shots while the rest of the Eagles combined to go 9-for-36 from the floor and 1-for-15 from 3-point range.
Tied 31-31, Eastern went on a 10-0 run early in the second half to pull away in a game that had eight lead changes and five ties to that point.
Jarrod Jones led Ball State (12-4, 4-0) with 15 points and eight rebounds. It’s the sixth straight win for the Cardinals, who were swept by Eastern last season.
Ball State’s Jauwan Scaife (10 points) hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the second half, giving the Cardinals a 33-24 lead it wouldn’t relinquish. Eastern wouldn’t get back within six points.
Two free throws by Randy Davis (11 points) gave Ball State its biggest lead, 53-41, with 2:57 left to play.
Eastern Michigan 67, Western Michigan 56: Cassie Schrock’s 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists led Eastern Michigan to Mid-American Conference win in Kalamazoo. Tavelyn James scored a game-high 23 points for the Eagles (12-7, 3-2), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Belleville High School graduate Taylor Manley scored 15 points for Western Michigan (5-13, 1-4).
Concordia 74, Indiana Tech 70: The Cardinals' Hannah Sabol scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds, leading CUAA to a home win at the Cardinal Field House in Ann Arbor. Elyse Schlump added 16 points and a team-high nine boards for Concordia (12-8).