After spending two months in either the hospital or rehab, I couldn’t wait to set foot in the Convocation Center. I love photographing basketball and in many ways I love it more than I love photographing football. Considering that I was almost resigning myself to missing the basketball season, it was good to be back. Unfortunately, I’m still a little tender so I was either in the stands or on the court side seats for the game, so my shots aren’t as good as they normally are. Still not too bad.
After a fairly strong start in the non-conference schedule, Eastern Michigan fell flat against the MAC. As they were entering this game, they were 3-5. So once again, Eastern Michigan is looking at having to do the play in games for the MAC Tournament.
As for the game, both teams didn’t look particularly good and Eastern had the lead at the end of the first half. Western came out strong and sank a bunch of three pointers. From the point, Eastern Michigan was trying to play catch up but could never quite catch Western Michigan. When the final buzzer tolled, Eastern Michigan ended up losing 71-57. Despite getting mugged for most of the night, James Thompson IV finished with 24 points and 18 rebounds. Western Michigan’s leading scorer was Brandon Johnson with 14 points.
Eastern Michigan will look to turn it around when they host Ball State tomorrow. Western Michigan will continue on the road and head over to Buffalo.
- The Eastern Michigan Dance Team doing the pre-game show. Kenneth Bailey
- Elijah Minnie working his way around the defense. Kenneth Bailey
- James Thompson IV spent alot of time at the charity stripe. Kenneth Bailey
- Paul Jackson driving for the hoop. Kenneth Bailey
- I think that’s James Thompson getting mugged Kenneth Bailey
- Tim Bond setting up the offense. Kenneth Bailey
- Kevin McAdoo setting up the shot. Kenneth Bailey
- Elijah Minnie driving for the basket. Kenneth Bailey
- Elijah Minnie putting up the basket. Kenneth Bailey
- Malik Ellison driving for home Kenneth Bailey
- Paul Jackson driving for the basket. Kenneth Bailey
- Ty Groce taking a shot. Kenneth Bailey
- James Thompson IV with a layup. Kenneth Bailey
- James Thompson IV slams it home. Kenneth Bailey
- Kevin McAdoo for two! Kenneth Bailey