College roundup: BGSU men lose big at Miami

Men’s Basketball
Miami 73, BGSU 55
OXFORD — Bowling Green held a two-point lead over with 10 minutes to play in Saturday’s road Mid-American
Conference game.
The Falcons were then outscored 22-2 the rest of the way in a 73-55 loss to Miami, the MAC East
division’s last-place team.
With Akron’s win over Buffalo on Saturday, Bowling Green is tied with the Zips atop the MAC, each with
two games remaining. The Falcons can not finish lower than the two-seed for the conference tournament
and can still clinch the No. 1 seed.
Daeqwon Plowden with a team-high 26 points, was the only Falcons player with more than seven points. He
also led with 11 rebounds while shooting 7-of-11 from the field, 50% on six 3-point attempts, and a
perfect 9-of-9 from the foul line.
Justin Turner, in just 26 minutes, scored four points and shot 1-of-11 from the floor for the Falcons.
Fellow starters Caleb Fields, Davin Zeigler and Tayler Mattos each were held scoreless.
Dylan Frye hit a pair of 3s and scored seven points off the bench for BG.
Miami, which outscored BG 35-19 in the second half, was led by Nike Sibande’s 24-point, 11-rebound
The Falcons travel to Kent State at 7 p.m. on Tuesday before hosting Buffalo at 6 p.m. Friday in the
regular-season finale.
BGSU 4-4, Ala. Huntsville 3-1
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Bowling Green netted eight goals over the weekend in sweeping Alabama Huntsville with
a 4-3 overtime win on Friday and a 4-1 win on Saturday.
The Falcons finish the regular season 19-13-4 overall and 14-10-4 in the Western Collegiate Hockey
Bowling Green will travel to Fairbanks to open the WCHA tournament for a best-of-three series on Friday.
Game 2 will be Saturday, and if necessary, Game 3 would be Sunday. The Falcons tied both games against
Alaska, at Fairbanks, during the season.
Alaska Fairbanks completed its sweep of Anchorage on Saturday to tie BG with 49 points. However, with a
14-9-5 WCHA record, finished with a slightly higher league winning percentage than the Falcons to clinch
the No. 4 seed and a home playoff series.
The Falcons trailed 3-1 on Friday before rattling off three unanswered goals capped by Alex Barber’s
overtime goal.
Barber also scored a power-play goal in the second period as the only BG player to score twice over the
Also scoring for the Falcons on Friday was Cameron Wright and Will Cullen, with Taylor Schneider, Brandon
Kruse, Connor Ford and Carson Musser each scoring on Saturday.
Women’s Basketball
Kent State 96, BGSU 86
Bowling Green more than tripled Kent State in the first quarter on Saturday.
But Kent State rallies to force a pair of overtimes before scoring a 96-86 double-overtime win over the
Falcons at the Stroh Center in Mid-American Conference play.
Bowling Green (9-19, 2-14 MAC) outscored KSU 25-8 in the opening quarter, but scored just three points in
the second overtime.
Caterrion Thompson, a fourth-year player, poured in a career-high 32 points on senior day to lead BG. Her
eight 3-pointers tied the program record, which she now shares with Whitney Taylor, Tracy Pontius and
teammate Morgan McMillen.
Angela Perry added 24 points and led with a game-high five blocks for the Falcons. Kadie Hempfling
approached a triple-double with 14 points, a game-high 12 rebounds and six assists.
With Saturday’s effort, Hempfling averaged a triple-double for the week. The sophomore averaged 10.5
points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.5 assists in two games.