Women's Basketball rolls SIUE for 7th straight win
Another game, another dominating win for Central Michigan women's basketball.
The Chippewas (7-1) defeated Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (3-4) on the road 94-56. CMU has won seven straight games including their fourth straight by 18 points or more.
"We're feeling pretty good," said senior Cassie Breen. "We're also keep an eye on the MAC standings... there's more to come and we know we're playing some good teams down the road."
After nearly two minutes of scoreless play to start the game, Micaela Kelly hit a pair of free throws to get the scoring started CMU. From there Central Michigan had a balanced attack with five different players scoring in the first quarter.
Reyna Frost led the Chippewas with 10 first quarter points resulting in a 27-12 first quarter lead.
"We were playing really aggressive," Frost said. "We had some ups and downs but defensively we we're playing together."
Frost picked up where she left off opening the second quarter with a 3-pointer. CMU controlled the entire quarter from start to finish ending with a Breen 3-pointer with 13 seconds left.
Central Michigan took a 44-25 lead into halftime.
The Chippewas shot 62.5% from the field and 55% from deep in the first half. Reyna Frost and Cassie Breen led all players with 13 points.
"I was feeling good," Breen said. "It was going my way and my teammates were finding me."
SIUE got off to a good start in the second half but the Chippewas went on a 7-0 run early in the third quarter to take back momentum. Neither team shot the ball particularly well in the quarter with CMU only making one of their last eight shots.
Central Michigan led 65-43 at the end of the quarter.
The Chippewas opened the fourth quarter on a 7-0 run with two Kelly layups including an and-one. Kyra Bussell also made a big fourth quarter impact finishing with 12 points.
Five different CMU players scored in double-digits.
"It's tough to defend (us)," said head coach Sue Guevara. "We have to continue working on our defense and making free throws."
Breen led the way with 20 points, Frost scored 16, Kelly with 13, Moore finished with 12 and 12 from Kyra Bussell.
Frost also grabbed 18 boards while Kelly grabbed 6 boards and dished out 6 assists.
Central Michigan returns to action on Saturday at 1 p.m. traveling to Terre Haute, Ind. to face Indiana State.