Women's basketball recovers from early struggles, routs Charleston 79-58 in Hoops for Hunger game

Annual event raises 53,612 pounds of food from area schools


Freshman guard Micaela Kelly defends the ball during the CMU vs. College of Charleston game Nov. 17 in McGuirk Arena.

After a slow start, the Central Michigan women's basketball team recovered to take control and ultimately defeat the College of Charleston 79-58 Friday, Nov. 17 at McGuirk Arena. 

 In the annual Hoops for Hunger game, the Chippewas (2-1) outscored the Cougars 60-40 after leading by only one point seven minutes into the contest. 

Junior point guard Presley Hudson led the way with 27 points. 

"This is my third (Hoops for Hunger) game," Hudson said. "They get you going. All that screaming, and they're screaming for you. It's really fun.

Junior Reyna Frost played strong on the boards for CMU, recording 17 total rebounds and contributing to the Chippewas' 24 second chance points.

"She (Frost) works her tail off," Guevara said. "We have a lot of extra possessions because of her.'"

Central Michigan wasn't the only team that left McGuirk Arena with a win on Friday afternoon. Mount Pleasant Middle School won the annual food drive competition for the event, contributing 7,052 pounds of food.

The grand total between all competing schools was 53,612 pounds, up 20,991 pounds from last year's drive. All 26.8 tons of food were donated to the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

"We live in a really good community that gives," Guevara said. "I don't know how many families 53,612 pounds is going to feed, but Thanksgiving is coming right now and I'm just thankful for all the schools that came today."