— Senior Page Redditt said she practices her spin
move everyday. The play came in handy during the last moments
of the Mid-American Conference championship. The Eastern Michigan
women’s basketball team nipped Central Michigan in the last
minute, 72-71, and was crowned MAC champions here at the Quicken
Loans Arena. The Eagles will get the MAC berth to the big dance,
the NCAA Tournament.
coach AnnMarie Gilbert and the Eagle faithful will gather at Buffalo
Wild Wings located at 216 James L. Hart Parkway in Ypsilanti on
Monday March 12, at 7 p.m. to watch the site selection show on
ESPN. Game ticket information will be available at www.EMUEagles.com.
and Detroit native Tavelyn James was named tournament MVP. She
had been the top scorer in the MAC and the number one free thrower.
had 17 lead changes. After the on court celebration Coach Gilbert
said, “I can’t say enough about this team. Their resiliency
is what I talked about yesterday. What people don’t know
about this game today? Page Redditt came over to me with 35 seconds
left and we were down. She said, ‘No matter what the score
reflects, we got this.’ She was so poised.”
scored the winning basket for Eastern Michigan in the last seconds
of the game.
and CMU in MAC Women's Basketball Final