EMU women's basketball tops Northern Illinois; U-M wrestling dominated by No. 7 Illinois
Paige Redditt scored a game-high 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds to help the Eastern Michigan women’s basketball team beat visiting Northern Illinois, 64-52, Sunday at the Convocation Center.
Redditt, a 6-foot-1 senior forward, added a pair of blocked shots, moving up to No. 2 on the school’s career list with 105 in the process.
The Eagles (9-6, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) held Northern Illinois (6-8, 0-2) scoreless for more than six minutes in first half, outscoring the Huskies 7-0 in that span to take a 26-10 lead with 2:34 left before halftime.
EMU kept the pressure on early in the second half, leading by as many as 25 points on two occasions.
Senior guard Tavelyn James added 16 points and three assists for EMU. Sophomore forwards Natachia Watkins (13 points, nine rebounds) and Olivia Fouty (11 points, eight rebounds) also reached double-figures.
Both teams were hounded by turnovers - Northern Illinois committed 24 and Eastern Michigan 20 - but the Eagles capitalized with a 27-10 edge on points off turnovers.
Satavia Taylor came off the bench to lead Northern Illinois with 14 points.
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