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Friday, 26 February 2010 09:49
Bowling Greens Lauren Prochaska (2) drives to the basket while being guarded by Ohio Bobcats Jenny Poff (3) and Jennifer Bushby (31) during the first half at Anderson Arena. (Andrew Weber/Sentinel-Tribune)
The depth of Bowling Green's women's basketball team could be tested down the home stretch of the Mid-American Conference season.
Lauren Prochaska, the reigning conference player of the year, came out of Wednesday's win over Buffalo with a knee injury. She is day-to-day, according to head coach Curt Miller.
Also, Tracy Pontius, a first-team all-conference pick last season, has been slowed by a nagging injury.
"As of today (Thursday), it looks like it would not be a season-ending injury," Miller said about Prochaska on Thursday evening after practice. "She was held out of practice today. We were encouraged that she was able to perform some activity on the bike today, which gives us hope that she will be OK in the short run."
Miller said Prochaska was inadvertently kicked by a teammate during the Buffalo game and "felt that something was wrong, but she didn't have any problems until later in the game and just on a simple plant, it really gave out on her."
Who will start Saturday's showdown for the Falcons against Kent State remains to be seen. Tipoff is at noon in Anderson Arena. The Falcons are 22-6 overall and 12-2 in the MAC East while Kent State is 18-8, 11-3. BG has clinched no worse than a No. 3 seed for the MAC tournament.
SCOUTING KENT: The Falcons have won 12 straight over the Golden Flashes, including a 89-61 victory in the first meeting between the two teams this season. In that game, the Falcons scored 51 points in the final 15:10 of the first half. Prochaska scored 24 points, Pontius had 13 and Tamika Nurse finished with 11.
Kent State is coming off a 67-64 win over Akron after trailing by 10 points at halftime. Jamilah Humes had 31 points, five rebounds, five steals and four assists in the win and Yoshica Spears, a 5-foot-10 senior, added 18 points.
Taisja Jones, a 6-0 junior, is averaging 15.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
Humes, a 5-8 junior, is averaging 13.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and a team-high 3.9 assists per game.
SCORING: With her six points against Buffalo, Prochaska has scored 1,582 points as a Falcon and moved past Kate Achter (2004-08) into fourth place on BG's career scoring list.
Next up on the career list is Sara Puthoff (1994-98) who scored 1,678 points.
Prochaska has made 75 3-pointers this season and is just three shy of the single-season school record of 78 set by Angie Farmer (1999-2000). Prochaska already holds the school record for career 3-pointers with 224 and she is the only Falcon to have made more than 70 3-pointers in three different seasons.
Prochaska is in the top five in the country in free-throw shooting at 91.5 percent, making 119-of-130. Last year, she finished third in the nation at 93.3 percent from the line.
BG is in the top 10 in the nation from the line at 77.5 percent, making 440-of-568.
SENIOR DAY: Saturday's game is Senior Day for the Falcons. Tara Breske, Nurse, Sarah Clapper and Laura Bugher will be honored before the game.
"(It's) one last time to celebrate with the seniors. I would really love to see a huge crowd," Miller said.
The senior class has a 108-23 record in its four years at Bowling Green.
TV: Saturday's game is scheduled to be televised on Fox Sports Net.
NEXT: BG's regular-season finale is Tuesday at Miami with tipoff at 7 p.m.
Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2010 12:43

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