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Women's basketball: Eastern Michigan uses big fourth quarter to down Bison

Eastern Michigan led by just four points after three quarters but scored 26 in the fourth to hand NDSU its first loss of the season on Thursday.

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Ypsilanti, Mich. — Eastern Michigan led by just four entering the fourth quarter but rolled in the fourth and handed North Dakota State its first loss of the season 73-55 at the George Gervin GameAbove Center on Thursday.

The Bison led by one at halftime but Eastern Michigan took a four-point lead in the fourth. But the Eagles outscored the Bison 18-4 in the first 6:15 of the fourth to build a 20-point.

The Eagles had four players score between 12 and 17 points, led by Lachelle Austin's 17. Tayra Eke had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

NDSU's Elle Evans had 14 points and seven rebounds and Emily Behnke had 10 points and five boards. The Eagles held NDSU's Heaven Hamling to 3 of 17 shooting and seven points.

The Eagles are 5-0 overall while NDSU is 6-1 overall. The Bison play at Central Michigan at noon Saturday, Dec. 3.

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