Falcons down Oilers, 92-51, for ninth straight win

The Bowling Green State University women’s basketball team wrapped up the non-conference portion of the schedule with a 92-51 win over the University of Findlay on Friday at the Stroh Center.

It is the Falcons’ ninth straight win. During the Falcons’ nine-game winning streak – a total of 360 minutes of action – BGSU has trailed for a grand total of three minutes and 33 seconds. BGSU went 6-0 in the month of December, and the Falcons were behind for a total of 88 seconds during those six games.

The Falcons (11-1) shot 70 percent or better from the field in both the first and third quarters, and used a pair of double-digit runs to pull away.

Nyla Hampton led a balanced scoring attack for BGSU, with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Elissa Brett and Morgan Sharps had 14 points apiece, while Allison Day was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field en route to 10 points.

Sophie Dziekan and Kadie Hempfling scored eight points apiece, while Amy Velasco had seven points and a career-high eight assists.

Kate Ellis led the Oilers (4-9) with 17 points.

For the game, the Falcons shot 58% from the floor while holding the Oilers to a 32.7% success rate. BGSU made 40 field goals in the win. The Oilers went 18-of-55 (32.7%) on the afternoon.

Each team attempted 20 three pointers, with the Falcons making seven and Findlay six. The visitors were a perfect 9-for-9 at the free-throw line, while BG was 5-of-8.

The Falcons had a 40-28 rebounding lead, with Brett grabbing a game-high seven boards. Ellis led the visitors with six rebounds. BGSU turned the ball over just eight times, while UF had 17 turnovers.

The Falcons had a total of 11 steals, with nine different players coming up with at least one.

The Falcons begin Mid-American Conference play on Wednesday, taking on Ball State in Muncie, Indiana. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Worthen Arena.

BGSU returns home for the following two games, beginning with a contest vs. Eastern Michigan on Saturday. That game is set for a 1 p.m. start at the Stroh Center.