Women's basketball bounces Akron, stays undefeated in conference play


Freshman guard Micaela Kelly, right, defends against the opponent at the women's basketball game against Kent State on Jan. 13 at McGuirk Arena.

Lead by senior Tinara Moore's 29 point, 11 rebound double-double, Central Michigan women's basketball won its second of a two-game road stretch against Akron, 95-86.

Now a perfect 7-0 in the Mid-American Conference and 15-3 overall, the Chippewas are off to their best start in conference play since 2013-14. CMU remains the lone undefeated team in the MAC.

Three other CMU starters hit double digits in scoring in addition to the game high performance of Moore.  Junior Reyna Frost added 18 points and eight rebounds, junior Presley Hudson recorded 17 points and nine assists and freshman Micaela Kelly had 14 points.

Despite losing the rebound battle against the Zips 37-32, the Chippewas managed to shoot 32-61 from the field and knocked down 14-34 from three point range.

Averaging just over 13 turnovers per game, CMU took care of the ball a touch better in Akron, committing just 10 and allowing for only 11 points off their turnovers. 

CMU heads back home to McGuirk Area to take on Western Michigan at 1 p.m. on Jan. 28.