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Updated 6:35 a.m., Kent State buzzer-beater downs BG men, 62-61 (2-12-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 22:19

KENT — Despite leading by 13 points in each half, Bowling Green’s men’s basketball team dropped a 62-61 decision at Kent State Wednesday.
Devareaux Manley hit a fadeaway 3-pointer from the left side with 0.9 of a second left to give KSU the win.
‘‘The last shot, I’ll give Manley credit; it wasn’t an easy shot,’’ BG head coach Louis Orr said. ‘‘His momentum was taking him away (from the basket). I know there might have been some guys a tad late flying at him.’’
After the basket, the Falcons’ long in-bounds pass was knocked away at the buzzer. It’s BG’s second straight loss at the buzzer.
‘‘The last possession was just a lack of communication from the guys on the floor,’’ said BG senior Cameron Black. ‘‘It’s tough because we’re right there, we have a chance to win. Like a lot of games this year, we didn’t end up pulling it out.’’
Spencer Parker’s two free throws had given the Falcons a 61-59 lead with 9.9 seconds left.
A native of Kent, Black scored a career-high 18 points and added nine rebounds.

‘‘Growing up here, I have a lot of memories. This is where I had my first basketball camps,’’ Black said. ‘‘I just wanted to come out and give my best effort.’’
Black was 9-of-11 from the field and added three assists and three blocked shots.
‘‘My shot was just falling for me,’’ Black said. ‘‘After the first couple fell, I just got more confidence and kept going.’’
Black scored three times as BG bolted to a 13-0 lead to start the game.
‘‘It was a great start; probably one of our best of the year,’’ Black said.
‘‘It was a good feeling to get off to a good start, especially here,’’ Orr said.
Just over eight minutes later, Kent State was back in the game with a 23-22 lead.
‘‘We just didn’t stay focused during that stretch to keep that kind of lead,’’ Black said.
Bowling Green regained the lead on a jumper from Richaun Holmes with 6:36 remaining in the first half and held a 35-27 advantage at the break.
The Falcons were hurt by 12 turnovers, and the inability to score in transition.
To start the second half, the Falcons got a 3-pointer from Parker and a basket from Black to again lead by 13, 40-27.
Kent State then went on a 12-0 run to pull with one point with 15:20 to play.
But the Falcons held the lead for over 12 minutes, until Mark Henninger scored inside with 3:15 remaining for the Golden Flashes.
BG’s Jehvon Clarke and Henninger then traded baskets. Clarke split a pair of free throws with 1:57 left to tie the game at 59, and set the stage for the final two possessions.
‘‘Through it all we came up one possession short; we didn’t get the stop we needed to win,’’ Orr said.
Clarke scored 18 points and had six assists with one turnover, and teammate Anthony Henderson added 12 points and eight rebounds.
Derek Jackson came off the bench to score 25 points for the Golden Flashes and Manley contributed 14 points.
NOTES: BG is 10-14 overall and 4-7 in the Mid-American Conference while Kent State is 13-11, 4-7 ... KSU held a 45-2 lead in bench scoring ... The Golden Flashes had 16 second-chance points to eight for the Falcons ... BG’s starters all played 33 or more minutes in the game ... Bowling Green plays at Ball State Saturday with tipoff at 4 p.m.

 

KENT ST. 62, BOWLING GREEN 61
BOWLING GREEN
Parker 2-6 2-2 7, Holmes 2-5 0-0 4, Black 9-11 0-0 18, Henderson 4-10 3-5 12, Clarke 7-16 2-4 18, Gomez 0-0 0-0 0, Tisdale 0-0 0-0 0, Sealey 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 25-54 7-11 61.
KENT STATE
Ortiz 1-4 0-0 2, Spicer 2-3 0-1 4, Goodson 1-6 0-0 2, Thomas 3-8 2-2 9, Carter 0-0 0-0 0, Manley 5-12 1-2 14, Brewer 1-10 0-0 2, Henniger 2-4 0-0 4, Lawrence 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 8-11 4-5 25. Totals 23-58 7-10 62.
Halftime—Bowling Green 35-27. 3-Point Goals—Bowling Green 4-11 (Clarke 2-4, Parker 1-3, Henderson 1-4), Kent St. 9-22 (Jackson 5-7, Manley 3-9, Thomas 1-1, Goodson 0-2, Brewer 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Bowling Green 35 (Black 9), Kent St. 32 (Henniger 8). Assists—Bowling Green 14 (Clarke 6), Kent St. 11 (Brewer 5). Total Fouls—Bowling Green 12, Kent St. 19. A—2,724.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 07:35
 

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