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Falcons way off the mark, fall at Kent State

KENT, Ohio - Kent State University defeated Bowling Green 62-53 last night when the Falcon women couldn't buy a basket.

Bowling Green (12-6, 5-2 MAC) hit just 16 of 61 shots frm the field (26.2 percent), including only 3 of 25 from beyond the arc (12 percent).

Bowling Green's start was even worse - 18.8 percent overall in the first half, including just 1 of 12 treys.

Carin Horne paced the Falcons with 20 points, but that included 3-of-13 shooting on treys.

Ali Mann added 14 for the Falcons.

Liz Honegger went 0-for-10 from the field, including 0-for-6 from beyond ther arc.

"This game was determined early," BG coach Curt Miller said. "I thought Kent State's physical approach at the defensive end of the floor took us out of rhytym early and frustrated us all night.

"They really made us work for points. They were physical all over the floor.

"But I'm proud of out kids. We didn't quit tonight.

"We have played nearly two years of basketball without a MAC team beating us by double digits, and it shows the character of out team that we did not quit tonight.

"We will learn from this, but we are not going to push the panic button. We survived the month of January at 5-2 in the MAC, so we won't change what we do. But we certainly learne a lot about ourselves tonight."

Melissa DeGrate paced Kent State (11-7, 4-3) with 21 points. Lindsay Shearer added 19 and Malika Willoughby had 11.

The Flashes connected on 41.9 percent of their shots (18 of 43), including 4 of 10 from beyond the arc.

Despite all the long-range shooting, the Falcons took 27 foul shots, making 18.

Horne hit 7 of 10.

The Flashes were 22 of 34 from the line, including Shearer's 9-of-10. Kent State outrebounded BG 42-37. Willoughby led Kent with nine and Horne had nine for the Falcons.

Countering the disparity in shooting somewhat, the Falcons forced the Flashes into 26 turnovers while committing just 17.

Owens opened up a 42-12 lead at halftime and crushed Cuyahoga CC behind 14 points and nine rebounds from Sarah Johnson.

Niccole Brown posted 13 points for the Express and Bridget Buss and Katie McClure added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Owens CC improved to 13-8.

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