Offensively, EMU shot 38-of-82 (46.3 percent) throughout the game, including converting nine threes. The Eagles finished with a whopping total of 60 rebounds, which was the third-most all-time in a single game at Eastern Michigan.
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Senior Ray Lee paced the EMU attack, scoring 25 points on 11-of-21 shooting, including a trio of three-pointers. Joining Lee with 20 or more points was senior Willie Mangum IV, posting 24 points, including four triples. Two more Eagles also finished in double digits, as junior Tim Bond kicked in 16 points, five rebounds, four steals, three assists, and two blocks, while redshirt senior Quaran Jones notched the first double-double of his career with 13 points and 13 boards.
Both teams got off to a slow start in the first half, as the score stood at eight apiece after nearly seven minutes of play. Marygrove took the lead, 10-8, but EMU tied it up on a layup from Lee and never looked back. Eastern scored nine unanswered points, capped off by Mangum IV free throws, before the Mustangs scored another basket to make it 19-12.
With the offense now in rhythm, the Eagles scored a whopping 31 points over the final ten minutes of the half.
The second half began with Blake Bond sinking a three, followed by a Jones layup. The offensive onslaught continued, as the EMU lead ballooned to 31, 63-32, with a Lee layup at the 15:11 mark. Bond then threw down another alley-oop to keep the momentum rolling.
Over the final few minutes of play, Nobles sank two free throws, while Jones converted a tough tip-in basket. An emphatic dunk from Madray capped off the game, and when the clock struck zero, EMU finished with a 101-48 victory.
The Eagles will now have a week long break, as their next game takes place Thursday, Dec. 29, against Long Beach State at home. Action from the Convocation Center is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.