(updated 8:20 p.m.) BG men roll past Malone, 87-60 in exhibition game (11-2-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JACK CARLE, Sentinel Sports Editor   
Saturday, 02 November 2013 16:11
Bowling Green's Anthony Henderson (left) drives to the basket against Malone's Stephen O'Daniel III (right) during their game Saturday afternoon. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
Five players scored in double figures for the Bowling Green State University men’s basketball team in an 87-60 exhibition win over Malone University Saturday in the Stroh Center.
The Falcons made it a point to take the ball to the basket, and were successful, with 50 of their 87 points coming in the paint.
‘‘We’re just making sure we’re being as aggressive as we can, and it worked to our advantage,’’ said Anthony Henderson who led the Falcons with 17 points. Henderson added five rebounds, four assists, four steals, and a blocked shot with just one turnover. The redshirt junior played 29 minutes.
‘‘We do have some guys who can attack the basket,’’ BG head coach Louis Orr said. The Falcons scored 22 fast-break points.
‘‘We had a balanced attack,’’ Orr added.
The Falcons started the game quickly, shooting 58.8 percent (20-of-34) from the field with only two turnovers to take a 47-23 lead after 20 minutes.
‘‘In practice we made that a point of emphasis, to make sure we don’t turn the ball over, and that just translated into the game,’’ Henderson said.
‘‘We are going to turn the ball over sometimes; we just have to limit them as much as we can,’’ Henderson added.
Orr said the Falcons also played well defensively in the first half. He added BG was switching more on defense than it had in the past, partly due to the Falcons’ size advantage.
In the second half, BG’s shooting dropped to 46.7 percent (14-of-30) and the Falcons had 12 turnovers.
However, Malone was only able to get within 22 points, and that was with just under eight minutes to play in the game.
Chauncey Orr, from Bowling Green High School, and Richaun Holmes each added 16 points for the Falcons and Cameron Black scored 12 points and had a game-high nine rebounds.
Spencer Parker came off the bench to contribute 11 points and seven rebounds for the Falcons.
‘‘For us this is really a sample of how we can play, and how we want to play,’’ Orr said. ‘‘Our perimeter guys had 19 assists, and only two turnovers.
‘‘All in all it was a good start, and a chance for everyone to play,’’ Orr added. ‘‘We played the game the way we wanted to play it.’’
Junior point-guard Jehvon Clarke added nine points with a game-high 10 assists with just one turnover for Bowling Green.
‘‘Jehvon was really the engine ... He played with a lot of poise, and really played unselfishly,’’ Orr said.
NOTES: The Falcons open the regular season next Saturday at 2 p.m. against Earlham College in the Stroh Center ... BG’s starters combined for 70 points and 32 rebounds ... Senior Craig Sealey and freshman Zach Denny remained sidelined ... Nine of the 10 Falcons who played in the game scored ... Former Falcon John Floyd, and Wood County resident Scott Siville were two of the officials for the game.

Valdhuizen, 1-5--7; Stone, 1-1--3; Richardson, 3-1-4--13; Elliott, 3-8--14; Graves, 0-1-1--4; Miller, 0-1-0--3; Bapst, 1-0--2; O'Daniel, 0-1-1--4; Kazmierczak, 1-0--2; Gingeerich, 0-0--0; Wasson, 1-1--3; Wise, 1-3--5. TOTALS: 12--4-24--60.
Orr, 3-1-7--16; Holmes, 6-4--16; Black, 6-0--12; Henderson 5-2-1--17; Clarke, 3-1-0--9; Gomez, 1-0--2; Tisdale, 1-0--2; Parker, 5-1--11; Lyshe, 0-2--2; Mayleben, 0-0--0. TOTALS: 30-4-15--87.
Halftime score: BGSU, 47-23.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:28

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