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(updated 11:55 p.m.) IPFW downs Falcon men, 88-75 (2-23-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Sentinel Sports Staff   
Saturday, 23 February 2013 23:18
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne made 10 3-pointers in the first half and the Bowling Green State University men’s basketball team never recovered as the Mastodons posted an 88-75 victory Saturday.
The BracketBusters game was played in Memorial Coliseum.
“We didn’t guard, plain and simple; we didn’t defend,” said BG head coach Louis Orr. “I’m not saying they had easy, like just flat-out wide open horse shots, but you’ve got to make people miss.”
IPFW made 10 of its first 12 3-point attempts and Frank Gaines became the Mastodons all-time leading scorer with 26 points.
The Mastodons were up 43-26 at the half.
The Falcons trailed 72-53 after IPFW’s Joe Reed made a layup with 7:18 left in the game.
BG’s Richaun Holmes then made a jumper and followed with a dunk. After IPFW came up empty on its next trip, Craig Sealey was fouled and made two free-throws to bring BGSU within 13. The Mastodons missed another shot and Jordon Crawford made a layup with 5:13 left, cutting IPFW’s lead to 72-61.
Two possessions later, Sealey had a steal and Chauncey Orr scored on a fast break layup to cut the deficit to single-digits at 72-63.
IPFW, though, made four free throws on its next two trips down the floor and BG ran out of time to get closer.
Coach Orr was pleased with the play of BG’s younger players in the second half.
“We attacked the basket in the second half. We scored 30 points in the paint in the second half and we had 19 free throws in the second half,” Coach Orr said. “We played hard.”
Orr scored a team-high 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the Falcons, adding five assists and four rebounds.
Crawford had 14 points and Holmes came off the bench to score 12. Spencer Parker added a career-high nine points just one game after scoring a career-best seven against New Orleans.
A’uston Calhoun, BG’s leading scorer at 15.8 ppg, played only 14 minutes and scored two points. Coach Orr made the decision not to play Calhoun in the second half.
NOTES: BG is 11-16 overall and IPFW is 14-16 ... For the second consecutive game, 11 different players scored for the Falcons .. BG held a 35-23 rebounding edge and had 12 offensive boards, resulting in 13 second-chance points ... The Falcons committed 17 turnovers, resulting in 26 points for IPFW ...  For the game, IPFW shot 59.6 percent from the field ... Gaines has 1,773 career points for IPFW ... The Falcons host Miami Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Stroh Center.

IPFW 88, BOWLING GREEN 75
BOWLING GREEN (11-16)
Crawford 6-15 2-2 14, Kraus 3-6 0-0 7, Calhoun 1-6 0-0 2,  Orr 7-9 2-4 17, Black 1-3 0-0 2, Parker 3-6 3-4 9, Henderson 1-2 0-0 2,  Sealey 0-4 3-4 3, Lyshe 0-0 1-2 1, Erger 0-0 0-0 0, Clarke 3-5 0-0 6,  Holmes 6-7 0-0 12. Totals 31-63 11-16 75.
IPFW (14-16)
Bland 1-3 0-2 3, Gaines 8-14 7-11 26, Jacobo 4-6 0-2 12,  Hines 5-6 2-2 12, Kibiloski 3-5 0-0 8, Graham 0-0 0-0 0,  McCray 2-4 0-0 6, Reed 5-6 2-2 12, Edwards 3-8 3-6 9. Totals 31-52 14-25 88.
Halftime—IPFW 43-26. 3-Point Goals—Bowling Green 2-9 (Orr 1-1, Kraus  1-2, Calhoun 0-1, Clarke 0-1, Sealey 0-2, Crawford 0-2), IPFW 12-18  (Jacobo 4-6, Gaines 3-5, Kibiloski 2-3, McCray 2-3, Bland 1-1). Fouled  Out—Holmes. Rebounds—Bowling Green 35 (Black 6), IPFW 23 (Hines 7).  Assists—Bowling Green 10 (Orr 5), IPFW 24 (Edwards 7). Total  Fouls—Bowling Green 21, IPFW 16. Technical—Holmes. A—1,577.
Last Updated on Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:44
 

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