BUFFALO -- The Bowling Green State University women's basketball team had four players finish in double figures to claim a 79-59 victory over the University at Buffalo Sunday.
Jessica Slagle finished with 18 points, and Jasmine Matthews had 14, both career highs, while Alexis Rogers scored 19 and Chrissy Steffen 12 for the Falcons, who improved to 14-3 overall and 4-0 in the Mid-American Conference.
BG's seventh consecutive win, and first MAC road victory, set up a battle for first place in the MAC's East Division with Miami, which won at Ohio. That game will be played in Oxford, Ohio, Thursday starting at 7 p.m.
Brittney Hedderson scored a game-high 28 points, while Margeaux Gupilan added 10 for Buffalo (5-13, 0-4).
Sunday's contest was tied at 19 before Bowling Green scored seven straight points, and the Falcons never trailed again. The Bulls cut the deficit to 33-30 in the final minute of the half, but Matthews' 3-pointer gave BG a 36-30 halftime advantage.
In the second half, Bowling Green scored the first seven points, but Buffalo used a six-point run to cut the Falcons' lead to 54-46 with 9:28 to play.
From that point BG took command with a 14-point run that began with a Slagle 3-pointer and ended with a Matthews 3-pointer, with Rogers collecting two baskets and four free throws in the middle.
That spurt gave the Falcons a 68-46 lead with 6:22 left, and the Bulls came no closer than 18 points after that.
NOTES: Bowling Green's seven consecutive wins is its second streak of that length this season. The Falcons have won 14 of their last 15 games. ... This game marked the fourth time BG had four players score in double figures. The other two contests were against Jacksonville and Western Kentucky. ... The Falcons outrebounded Buffalo 44-34, marking the 12th consecutive game where BG has outrebounded its opponents. Rogers, Slagle, and Danielle Havel each had seven to lead the Falcons, while Anthony Wayne product Allison Papenfuss added six off the bench.