College roundup: BG men alone in first place


Men’s Basketball
BGSU 77, Ball State 71
MUNCIE, Ind. — Justin Turner played all but one minute, led Bowling Green in scoring and paced the
Falcons to a 77-71 win over Ball State on Saturday.
Turner, who hit a pair of first-half 3-pointers and made 11-of-13 free throws, pumped in a game-high 33
points with a team-high six assists in leading BG to the No. 1 spot in the Mid-American Conference.
Bowling Green improved to 19-7 overall and 10-3 in the MAC, which pushes them a full game ahead of Akron
(19-6, 9-3) in the East division.
Mike Laster was the Falcons’ only other player to score in double figures, adding 12 points, six rebounds
and a team-high three steals in 21 minutes off the bench. Daeqwon Plowden scored eight points and led
with eight rebounds.
BG returns home for a conference game at 4:30 p.m. against Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Falcons then
play the second of two games against second-place Akron at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Stroh
Women’s Basketball
Central Michigan 82, BGSU 75
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Bowling Green used a 10-point advantage in the third quarter to claw within two
points of conference-unbeaten Central Michigan on Saturday.
But the Falcons’ comeback fell short in an 82-75 Mid-American Conference loss to the Chippewas.
Caterrion Thompson led BG with 20 points off the bench and Angela Perry added a 19-point, 10-rebound
Also in double figures for the Falcons (8-16, 1-11 MAC) was Madisen Parker with 11 points and Kadie
Hempfling with 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Kyra Bussell paced CMU (19-4, 12-0) with 23 points and Micaela Kelly nearly had a triple-double with 19
points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Bowling Green continues a two-game road trip at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Western Michigan before returning to
the Stroh Center at 1 p.m. against Buffalo on Saturday, Feb. 22.
BGSU 2-3, Alaska Fairbanks 2-3
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Bowling Green’s hockey team tied Alaska Fairbanks twice during the weekend’s two-game
Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.
The Falcons tied Alaska 2-2 late Friday night before falling 3-2 in the second overtime period — missing
out on an extra conference point.
BG again tied on Saturday, 3-3, but Brandon Kruse netted a goal in the third round of a shootout to earn
an extra WCHA point for the Falcons.
Bowling Green moves to 15-13-4 overall and 10-10-4-3 in the WCHA with a pair of league series’ remaining
before the conference tournament.
The Falcons host Ferris State at 7:07 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night before traveling to Alabama
Huntsville the following weekend on Feb. 28 and 29.
Five different players combined for Bowling Green’s six goals in the series.
Senior captain Alec Rauhauser opened the weekend with a goal for the Falcons and Kruse scored the second
of two goals on Friday. Alex Barber, Casey Linkenheld and T.J. Lloyd added goals on Saturday, before
Kruse’s shootout goal capped the weekend.
Connor Ford notched an assist on Saturday to give him 17 for the season, tying his career high.

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