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MAC Women’s Basketball Recap: Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Western Michigan Broncos

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Presley Hudson led CMU with 31 points, as Central Michigan handles Western Michigan, 78-62 in Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon.

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Presley Hudson scored 31 points, and broke the Central Michigan single-season record for most threes made (101), as Central Michigan ran past the Western Michigan Broncos, 78-62, in Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon. Hudson also grabbed eight rebounds. Central Michigan moves to 23-4 (15-1 MAC) with the win, and Western Michigan falls to 14-14 (7-9 MAC) with the loss.

Tinara Moore added 13 and eight rebounds of her own to go with Hudson’s performance. Cassie Breen scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Reyna Frost added nine points and six rebounds, and Micaela Kelly scored eight points and nabbed six rebounds for the Chippewas.

The Chippewas were able to knock down 25 of their 49 (51%) of their shot attempts on the afternoon. Central Michigan soared from beyond the arc, as they made 12 of their 23 (52%) shots from downtown. They were also able to knock down their free throws, as the Chips made 16 of their 20 (80%) shots at the charity stripe. Central Michigan out rebounded the Broncos 46 to 22 on the afternoon.

Marley Hill led the way for Western Michigan, as she scored 13 points for the Broncos. Breanna Mobley added 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Jordan Walker finished with 10 points and three rebounds before fouling out.

Western Michigan was able to make 25 of their 68 (37%) shots from the field. The Broncos made seven of their 24 (29%) from long range, and cashed in on five of their six (83%) free throw attempts on the afternoon.

Central Michigan came out of the gates on fire, as they made seven three pointers in the first quarter. The Chips led 33-12 at the end of the first quarter, and led the entire game. The Chippewas, with the win, have now earned at least a share of the MAC title and win the MAC West.

Central Michigan looks to continue their hot streak, as they return home to host the Ball State Cardinals on Wednesday, February 28th. Tip is set for 7 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN3.

Western Michigan will try to shake off this loss, as they stay home to host the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Wednesday, February 28th. Tip is set for 7p.m. and will aired on ESPN3.