Falcon Women’s Basketball trounces Wright State in home opener

Falcon Women’s Basketball trounces Wright State in home opener

Falcon Women’s Basketball trounces Wright State in home opener

BGSU Women’s Basketball team opened up their home slate at the Stroh Center Monday night as the Falcons cruised past the Wright State Raiders 102-72. 

Nyla Hampton scored a career-high 24 points as she dictated the flow of the game from the start, scoring six points in the first two minutes while adding five steals and four assists. 

Bowling Green was off and running early, as BGSU scored six points in the first minute, using exhausting full-court pressure, causing the Raiders to call timeout without taking a shot. 

It was more of the same for the remainder of the first quarter, as the Falcons raced out to a 33-17 lead, with the Raiders turning the ball over eight times in that opening quarter. 

The second quarter would showcase the Falcon depth, as the Falcons had seven players score in the quarter. Despite losing Forward Jocelyn Tate to foul trouble for much of the second quarter, BGSU’s offense continued to roll, highlighted by Tate’s eight points in the quarter. 

After half, the Falcons continued to push the tempo, but this time feeding the post. Tate scored six of her 13 points on the night down near the basket in the period, while Senior Forward Allison Day made her presence felt with a pair of buckets. The Loyola transfer finished the night with eight points and five rebounds, while also contributing defensively with a great interior presence. 

Junior guard Lexi Fleming is still working back to 100% after missing all last year with injury, but she had five of her eight points in the third quarter. Overall, the leading scorer from the 2020-21 Falcon team finished with two three pointers in 14 minutes as the brown and orange led 82-55 after three quarters. 

In the fourth, the benches would empty as a trio of Falcons in Jasmine Fearne, Payton Moore and Jaci Tubergen saw their first action at the Stroh Center. Overall, 12 of the 14 Falcons that touched the floor got into the scoring column as Bowling Green coasted away with a 102-72 victory, breaking the century mark for the first time this season. 

Other standouts for the Falcons included 13 points from Sophomore guard Amy Velasco and a 10 point, 10 rebound double-double for Senior guard/forward Elissa Brett. Junior forward Sophie Dziekan also contributed some great energy off the bench, finishing the night with eight points and four rebounds. 

Up next for the Falcons is an intriguing test on Thursday night in Bloomington, as the orange and brown take on the #12 ranked Indiana Hoosiers. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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