Lindsay Gerber, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- The Central Michigan women's basketball team put up a dominant performance as it topped Toledo, 85-47, in a Mid-American Conference matchup on Saturday in McGuirk Arena.
The Chippewas remained undefeated in MAC play at 12-0 and are 20-4 overall. It marks the seventh time in the last eight years that CMU has won at least 20 games. Toledo is 15-10, 6-7.
Tinara Moore scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead CMU, which seized a 10-point lead less than five minutes into the game and cruised from there. The Chippewas led 45-20 at halftime. Toledo never got closer than 19 points in the second half.
Cassie Breen scored 14 points, Presley Hudson added 13 and Micaela Kelly and Kyra Bussell added 10 each for CMU.
Jay Bravo-Harriott led Toledo with 14 points.
The Chippewas shot 54.7 percent from the field including 46.7 percent (7 of 15) from 3-point range. The Chippewas outrebounded the Rockets, 50-33.
Kelly, a redshirt freshman guard, led CMU with 10 rebounds to record her first career double-double.
The Chippewas go to MAC East-leading Buffalo on Wednesday (7 p.m.). CMU topped the Bulls, 86-79, in their first meeting, on Jan. 31, in McGuirk Arena. Buffalo defeated Miami (Ohio), 64-49, on Saturday to improve to 19-4, 10-2.
Bussell: "We're hoping to keep this thing rolling, obviously taking one step at a time. We're hoping to improve every game and eventually make a big impact in the MAC Tournament."
Moore: "We just have to keep going. We never really have a sense of relief, even when we're up by 20 (poins) because you never know who can come back."
Coach Sue Guevara: "There isn't anything easy, especially on the road, but it's Buffalo. We're just going to prepare for them like we did before and I'm sure they're going to prepare for us and have a little bit more because it's on their home court. No one wants to lose anything their home court."
Guevara: "We're always going to try to chase perfection. We'll always try to chase it. We're never going to get it, but we're going to chase it. I was satisfied with our defensive effort today and with the way we were able to get the ball inside. I was happy with the way we ran the ball."