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(Updated 10:00 p.m.) Falcon women down Northern Illinois, 60-49 (2-16-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Saturday, 16 February 2013 19:54
DEKALB, Ill. — The Carmel, Ind. duo of Danielle Havel and Chrissy Steffen combined to go 7-of-10 on 3-pointers to help Bowling Green State University’s women’s basketball team down Northern Illinois, 60-49 Saturday afternoon.
The Falcons (16-8 overall) are second in the Mid-American Conference East at 7-4, one game behind Akron. The Falcons host the Zips  on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Havel was 3-of-3 from the arc and Steffen was 4-of-7. They each finished with 14 points to share game-high honors.
After a poor-shooting effort in a 55-54 loss to Western Michigan on Feb. 10, the Falcons were looking for improved shooting against the Huskies.
‘‘We needed to be confident shooters and we did that today with a lot of people getting shots at different times that were big for us,’’ BG head coach Jennifer Roos said.
Roos also said the Falcons did a lot of shooting drills in preparation for the NIU game.
BG got a quick start, making its first five 3-pointers of the game and was 8-of-15 on threes in the first half and 10-of-23 for the game (43.5 percent).
‘‘We did a good job of setting a lot of good screens. We made the extra pass. Our team is very unselfish,’’ Roos said about BG’s 3-point shooting success. ‘‘We do keep the floor spaced and we work on threes everyday by our posts and by our guards.
“It’s a big part of our offense and the better we shoot from the outside, you are going to get one-on-one positioning on the inside,’’ Roos added.
Jillian Halfhill’s 3-pointer with 14:26 left in the first half gave BG a 17-6 advantage and the Falcons’ lead never dropped below double digits the rest of the way.
The Huskies crept within 12 points on two occasions in the second period, but NIU would draw no closer until a layup with just 33 seconds left provided the final margin.
NOTES: Havel’s 14 points matched her career-high ... All 10 Falcons in uniform for the game scored at least two points ... BG’s starters were 10-of-18 on threes ... The Falcons finished with 20 points in the paint and 12 points off 16 NIU turnovers ... The game was BG’s final contest of the regular season against a MAC West foe ... The Falcons went 4-2 against the West ... Northern is 7-17 overall and 2-9 in the MAC.


BOWLING GREEN 60, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 49
BOWLING GREEN (16-8 )
HAVEL, Danielle 4-5 3-4 14; STEFFEN, Chrissy 5-10 0-0 14; HALFHILL, Jillian
2-5 1-2 7; STEIN, Jill 3-6 0-0 6; ROGERS, Alexis 3-6 0-0 6; JUSTINGER,
Miriam 2-6 0-0 5; PAPENFUSS, Allison 1-3 0-0 2; SALINAS, Katrina 1-6 0-2 2;
HOEKSTRA, Deborah 1-2 0-0 2; CAIRNDUFF, Bailey 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 23-54 4-8
60.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS (7-17 )
Corral, Amanda 4-12 2-2 12; Sneed, Ashley 4-13 0-0 8; Augusta, Natecia 3-4
1-1 7; Lindstrom, Alexis 2-5 1-2 7; Thorp, Jenna 2-7 2-2 6; Johnson, Alicia
2-3 1-2 5; Haywood, Shaakira 1-2 2-3 4; Buggs, Jada 0-3 0-0 0; HOELMENN,
McKenzie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-49 9-12 49.
Bowling Green.................   36   24  -   60
Northern Illinois.............   17   32  -   49
3-point goals--Bowling Green 10-23 (STEFFEN, Chrissy 4-7; HAVEL, Danielle
3-3; HALFHILL, Jillian 2-3; JUSTINGER, Miriam 1-4; SALINAS, Katrina 0-4;
CAIRNDUFF, Bailey 0-1; ROGERS, Alexis 0-1), Northern Illinois 4-12 (CORRAL,
Amanda 2-4; Lindstrom, Alexis 2-5; Thorp, Jenna 0-1; Johnson, Alicia 0-1;
Sneed, Ashley 0-1). Fouled out--Bowling Green-None, Northern Illinois-None.
Rebounds--Bowling Green 30 (HAVEL, Danielle 7), Northern Illinois 34
(Johnson, Alicia 8). Assists--Bowling Green 10 (HALFHILL, Jillian 4),
Northern Illinois 9 (Haywood, Shaakira 2; Buggs, Jada 2; Augusta, Natecia 2;
Corral, Amanda 2). Total fouls--Bowling Green 9, Northern Illinois 15.
Technical fouls--Bowling Green-None, Northern Illinois-None. A-665.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 11:06
 

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