Women’s basketball falls to 1-7 in MAC with Saturday’s loss


Head coach heather Osterle talks to her team during a time out, Jan. 13 in McGuirk Arena.

GENERAL: Despite high scoring performances by both Molly Davis and Tiana Timpe, the CMU women's basketball team fell to the Ohio Bobcats with a final score of 75-65, Jan. 13 in McGuirk Arena. This loss takes the Chippewas record to 2-12 on the season so far.

Due to another player entering the transfer portal, Central Michigan (3-14, 1-7) women’s basketball headed to Muncie, Indiana with nine players available. 

Although they kept it close with the Cardinals through 20 minutes, the Chippewas couldn’t match Ball State’s (10-7, 2-4) offensive output, resulting in a 57-45 loss on Saturday.

The majority of CMU’s offense came from behind the three-point line, as they went 11-for-32 in the contest. 

While Ball State has found success from deep this season, they controlled the paint against the Chippewas, recording 24 interior points to eight for CMU. The Cardinals also won the rebounding battle, 42-34.

Ball State’s Thelma Dis Agustsdottir led all players with 18 points while adding six assists.

Junior Molly Davis set the tone for CMU, finishing with 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Freshman Tiana Timpe was close behind, finishing with 12 points while shooting 4-for-8 from three.

The Chippewas look to snap their six-game losing streak when they return to McGuirk Arena at 7 p.m Wednesday to face Miami (Ohio) .