BGSU Women's Basketball Returns Home In Dominating Fashion
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Home is where the heart is and for the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Falcons Women’s basketball team, a home game was just what the doctor ordered. After spending the last six weeks away from the Stroh Center, the Falcons ran away with this one against the Davis & Elkins Senators, winning by a final score of 91-52 on Monday, Dec. 30th. The Falcons improved their record to 7-5 on the young season.
After a back and forth beginning to the game that saw 8 lead changes, the Falcons turned up the pressure and went on a 10-0 scoring run to end the first quarter up 24-14. That score would represent the closest the Senators would be from that point on as BGSU dominated the remaining time left on the clock. The Falcons would score no less than 21 points in the next three quarters while holding the Senators to a quarterly high of 15 points.
The Falcons were led in scoring by senior guard Canterrion Thompson who finished with a game-high 20 points. She was asked how the time away from the Stroh Center affected the team.
“We had some good competition over the six week stretch, so we definitely got closer on and off the court,” Thompson said. “We grew together a lot and we focused on ourselves. We were able to grow and improve our game. It was different being on the road that long.”
Thompson’s thoughts about growth as a team were echoed by her Head Coach Robyn Fralick.
“The thing about being on the road is that you learn a lot about your team and you get tougher,” Fralick said. “I actually feel it’s been good for us.”
Fralick was asked what were some takeaways despite such a large lead for almost the entirety of the game.
“The one thing I liked about the game was that we kept increasing the lead,” Fralick said. “I thought we had some sustainability with that, I thought our defense got better as the game went on. I also liked that a lot of people did a lot of good things. Moving forward, the more people you can count on night in and night out, the better it will be for us. It was good to see a lot of our players impact the game.”
This game was the final one in non-conference play for the Falcons as they begin MAC play this Saturday when they take on Eastern Michigan.