Offense Breaks Out in 89-61 Win over EMU
Nov. 20, 2016

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Wake Forest offense burst open in an 89-61 victory over Eastern Michigan inside the LJVM Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

The Demon Deacons (3-1) tallied 89 points for the first time since doing so in back-to-back games against Tennessee Tech and Marquette in 2014. Sunday's offensive output was highlighted by 57.1 percent shooting (8-of-14) from beyond the arc and 50 percent from the field (34-of-68).

In the post, Milan Quinn tallied a career-high 23 points on 11-of-16 shooting and pulled down 11 boards to lead the Deacs.

Wake Forest had five players score in double figures for the first time in a year. Elisa Penna (16), Amber Campbell (14), Ariel Stephenson (11) and Alex Sharp (10) also hit double digits.

The Eagles (2-2) had four in double figures, led by Sasha Dailey (15) and Micah Robinson (13).

Wake Forest dominated the boards, out-rebounding Eastern Michigan, 50-30.

Eastern Michigan scored the first bucket of the game, but the Deacs answered back with six straight points and never surrendered the lead.

The Deacs scored the first 18 points of the second quarter to extend their lead from 15-10 to 33-10, including a pair of treys from Penna and another from Campbell.

EMU cut the margin down to 10 three times, but a 7-0 spurt increased the Deacs' advantage from 50-40 to 57-40 to put the game out of reach.

With 51 second-half points, the Deacs surpassed 50 points in a half for the first time since doing so against Syracuse in 2014-15. Wake Forest totaled 20 assists on 34 field goals, including five apiece from Kortni Simmons and Penna (career-high). Tyra Whitehead chipped in a career-high nine points, as well.

The Deacs close out their three-game homestand on Wednesday, Nov. 23, playing host to Furman at 4 p.m.

 

 

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