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Posted on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 10:25 p.m.

EMU women's basketball sets points record in 110-31 win over Marygrove

By Staff

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.