|Updated: 9:21 p.m., Falcon women beat Old Dominion (11-23-13)|
|Written by Sentinel Sports Staff|
|Saturday, 23 November 2013 21:49|
COLUMBUS — Going with a six-player rotation paid off in a big way for the Bowling Green State University women’s basketball team Saturday against Old Dominion.
All five BG starters played at least 34 minutes, and all five scored in double-figures as the Falcons posted a 77-58 victory. The game, part of second-day action at the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge, was held at Value City Arena.
Erica Donovan scored a game-high 18 points for the Falcons, Alexis Rogers added 17 points, Jill Stein contributed 14 points, Jillian Halfhill scored 12 points, and Miriam Justinger had 10.
BG finished the game 25-of-53 from the field, including an 8-of-17 effort on 3-pointers.
On defense, the Falcons wanted to take away Old Dominion’s inside game, and force the Monarchs to shoot from the outside.
‘‘We played an extremely saggy man-to-man, and played some zone in the second half and tried to force them into outside shots,’’ BG head coach Jennifer Roos said.
Bowling Green was also able to get Old Dominion into foul trouble. ODU had 27 fouls to only 15 for the Falcons, and BG was 19-of-31 from the free-throw line, shooting 21 more fouls shots than ODU.
The Falcons ability to rebound was also a key to the win. BG held a 44-30 rebounding edge with Stein pulling down a career-high 14 rebounds, Donovan added 12, and Halfhill had eight.
‘‘This was a great gut-check win for our kids after (a 74-60 loss to Marist on Friday),’’ Roos said.
The Falcons, 5-1 overall, play Ohio State Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
|Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 10:27|
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