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Published: Thursday, 1/6/2005

Bowling Green wins handily over Buffalo

BUFFALO - The Bowling Green State University women's basketball team held Buffalo without a field goal for a first-half span of 11:52, building a 22-point halftime lead en route to a 70-45 win last night.

The game, the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams, was held at Alumni Arena.

With the victory, the Falcons improve to 8-3 overall and 1-0 in MAC play, and BG has now won five consecutive games. The host Bulls dropped to 2-10 and 0-1, respectively.

The Falcons made eight three-point field goals in the first half, paced by a 3-for-3 long-range effort from sophomore Carin Horne in the opening 20 minutes. BG finished 9-for-30 from long distance for the game.

"I was really pleased with our first half offensive production," said Falcon head coach Curt Miller.

"We came out and set the tone with our three-point game against their zone defense."

"Buffalo has some very good young talent. But, so do we, and we got 36 of our 43 first-half points from our freshmen and sophomores."

Three of those sophomores, Liz Honegger (14), Horne (13) and Ali Mann (13) reached double digits in scoring in the game.

The Falcons shot 55.6 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes, while holding the Bulls to just a 5-for-22 effort (22.7 percent) in the first half.

The Falcons next head to Kalamazoo for a game Saturday at Western Michigan University, beginning at 2 p.m.

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