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Published: Sunday, 1/9/2005

BGSU women win 6th straight as Honegger scores 23

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Sophomore Liz Honegger netted 23 points as the Bowling Green State University women's basketball team battled through some foul trouble to post an 80-67 road victory over Western Michigan.

The Falcons moved to 9-4 overall and 2-0 in MAC play as BG won its sixth consecutive game. WMU dropped to 4-9 and 1-1.

Honegger paced four double-digit scorers for the Falcons. Fellow sophomores Carin Horne and Ali Mann added 15 and 11 points, respectively, while senior Kelly Kapferer came off the bench to score a season-high 11 points.

Carrie Moore had 22 points to lead the Broncos.

"The bench was great today," said BG head coach Curt Miller.

"When we got into some foul trouble, Kelly [Kapferer] really came up big. When she hit a couple 3s, it really gave her confidence. She had a big breakaway steal and layup, and really gave us some good minutes. That's her best game of the year, and that's what fifth-year seniors can do.

"We also got good performances off the bench from Amber [Flynn] and Jill [Lause], and another unsung hero for us was Tene Lewis. She gave us minutes at the two-guard, which she hasn't done for most of the year. She really defended and changed the tempo. I couldn't be more pleased with our bench."

The Falcons return home to face Eastern Michigan Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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