EMU women's basketball sets points record in 110-31 win over Marygrove
The Eastern Michigan women’s basketball team set a record for most points in program history during its 110-31 win over Marygrove on Monday night.
The Eagles had all the scoring they’d need when a Desyree Thomas basket gave Eastern Michigan a 32-0 lead with 12:14 still remaining in the first half at the Convocation Center.
The Eagles scored the game’s first 41 points and led 72-7 at halftime.
Senior guard Tavelyn James led the Eagles with 32 points on 12-of-20 shooting. All 12 players on the Eastern Michigan roster scored during the game - which the Eagles (2-0) led by as many as 82 points in the second half.
The 79-point margin of victory was Eastern Michigan’s largest since a 108-22 win over Temple Baptist on Nov. 11, 2007.
James, named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week earlier Monday, hit the 20-point mark just nine minutes into the game - giving the Eagles a 36-0 lead.
A Tiffany Coleman layup with 8:55 remaining in the first half was the first points scored for Marygrove, an NAIA school located in Detroit. The basket made the score 41-2.
Paige Redditt (15 points), Thomas (13) and Natachia Watkins (12) joined James in double-figures scoring for EMU.
The NCAA record for the largest margin of victory is 122 points. Western Texas A&M beat National Christian 155-33 in 2001.