Women's basketball loses seven of past nine games
It was the same old story for the Central Michigan women’s basketball team on its 84-76 loss to Ball State in Sunday afternoon in Muncie, Ind.
The Chippewas committed 19 turnovers and shot 62 percent from the free throw line (15-24), both equaling their season averages.
The game was tied at 57 with 11:13 left to play, but Ball State built up a seven-point lead by the 6:20 mark when it led 69-62.
The killer for the Chippewas was when Ball State sophomore guard Brandy Woody knocked down a 3-point shot with four minutes to go that put the Cardinals up eight. BSU knocked down its free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
CMU head coach Sue Guevara was not available to the media following the game.
CMU led 40-35 at halftime, but a 10-0 run by the Cardinals that started at the 16:50 mark of the second half gave them the lead.
The loss is the Chippewas seventh in their last nine games.
CMU was led by junior guard Jalisa Olive who scored 26 points. Freshman forward Jas’Mine Bracey scored 14 points and hauled down eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Niki DiGuilio was the only other Chippewa with double-digit scoring with 10 points.
Olive’s team-leading 26 points came with her coming off the bench.
Ball State had five players in double figures.
CMU leading-scorer Crystal Bradford did not travel with the team for the second-straight time because of a violation of team rules.
CMU returns home for its next game when it hosts Northern Illinois on Wednesday night.