Loading…
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeSportsBGSU
Published: Sunday, 11/25/2012

BGSU women's basketball loses to Villanova at Las Vegas tournament

BLADE STAFF

LAS VEGAS — The Bowl­ing Green State Univer­sity women’s bas­ket­ball team suf­fered a 53-42 loss to Vil­lanova Satur­day in the first round of the Lady Rebel Round-Up hosted by the Univer­sity of Ne­vada-Las Vegas.

The Fal­cons made just 24.1 per­cent of their shots from the floor, and slow starts to each half doomed them to a loss that eve­nened their sea­son’s record at 2-2.

Jil­lian Half­hill had 15 points but was the lone player in dou­ble fig­ures for BG. Laura Sweeney scored 16 points and grabbed 11 re­bounds to lead Vil­lanova (3-1) while Rachel Rob­erts added 11 points.

The Fal­cons will play UNLV to­day, which lost to Montana 69-65 in over­time in Satur­day’s first game. Tip­off for BG’s game against the host school is set for 4 p.m.

BG missed its first seven shots and fell be­hind 8-0 be­fore Da­nielle Havel got BG on the board with a bas­ket with 15:29 to play. Half­hill got hot, mak­ing a pair of 3-point­ers sand­wiched around a layup to cut the def­i­cit to 13-10.

Down 27-21 at half­time, Bowl­ing Green missed its first eight shots to start the sec­ond half be­fore a 3-pointer from Half­hill made the score 31-24 with 16:12 on the clock. Back-to-back 3-point­ers by Devon Kane and Megan Pear­son pushed the Wild­cats’ ad­van­tage to 41-29, and BG went al­most eight min­utes with­out a bas­ket but still trailed by 42-34 with less than three min­utes on the clock.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.