Women's basketball survives late surge, defeats Indiana State for eighth straight win


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The women’s basketball team huddles together before a game against Eastern Michigan on March 4 in McGuirk Arena. 


Flawless free throw shooting from the Central Michigan women's basketball team was enough to weather a late game surge  by Indiana State as CMU sealed its eighth straight victory, defeating the Sycamores, 77-67.

The Chippewas were a perfect 18-18 from the charity stripe on Saturday. Head coach Sue Guevara was pleased with the effort from the line, adding it was vital after a less than stellar shooting performance.

Flawless free throw shooting from the Central Michigan women's basketball team were enough to weather a late game surge  by Indiana State as CMU sealed their eighth straight victory defeating Indiana Statw 77-67.

The Chippewas were a perfect 18-18 from the charity stripe on Saturday. Head coach Sue Guevara was pleased with the effort from the line, adding it was vital after a less than stellar shooting performance.

"I think it's really good," Guevara said. "We didn't shoot the ball real well today, I mean we shot better from the three than we did from the two. It's nice to have that insurance card."

From beyond the arc, CMU shot 47 percent off 11-23 shooting. six of the 11 made three-pointers came from junior point guard Presley Hudson, who finished with 26 points and six assists while playing the entire 40 minutes. 

Up by as many as 22 early in the fourth quarter, CMU allowed Indiana State within five points with under three minutes to play in the game. Despite winning by 10,  CMU was outscored 43-35 in the second half. 

Guevara credited this comeback to the play of Indiana State junior Wendi Bibbins. The 6-foot-2-inch forward recorded 22 points and seven rebounds.

"They were able to go inside to Wendi Bibbins, I think she put on a clinic," Guevara said. "Defensively we had some major letdowns, and it led to the comeback they had in the third and fourth quarter."

CMU was once again dominant on the boards, out-rebounding ISU 42-31. Junior Reyna Frost picked up 14 of the 42 rebounds in addition to 8 points. 

With finals week on deck and their next game not until December 17, Guevara stressed that this week will be about getting rest and studying and defense with a road trip to Pittsburg to take on Duquesne.

"Right now they need to focus on the academics," Guevara said. "We're really going to hone in on this defense, we have got to be much better than we are."

"I think it's really good," Guevara said. "We didn't shoot the ball real well today, I mean we shot better from the three than we did from the two. It's nice to have that insurance card."

From beyond the arc, CMU shot 47 percent off 11-of-23 shooting. Six of the 11 made 3-pointers came from junior point guard Presley Hudson, who finished with 26 points and six assists while playing the entire game.

Up by as many as 22 early in the fourth quarter, CMU allowed Indiana State within five points with under three minutes to play in the game. Despite winning by 10,  CMU was outscored 43-35 in the second half. 

Guevara credited the comeback to the play of Indiana State junior Wendi Bibbins. The 6-foot-2 forward recorded 22 points and seven rebounds.

"They were able to go inside to Wendi Bibbins, I think she put on a clinic," Guevara said. "Defensively we had some major letdowns, and it led to the comeback they had in the third and fourth quarter."

CMU was once again dominant on the boards, out-rebounding ISU 42-31. Junior Reyna Frost picked up 14 of the 42 rebounds in addition to 8 points. 

With finals week on deck and their next game not until December 17, Guevara stressed that this week will be about getting rest and studying and defense with a road trip to Pittsburg to take on Duquesne.

"Right now they need to focus on the academics," Guevara said. "We're really going to hone in on this defense, we have got to be much better than we are."



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