Falcons use dominant first half to crush Chippewas 83-61

Artie Abrego, Sports Reporter, FMSN

Bowling Green Men’s Basketball defeated the Central Michigan Chippewas 83-61 on Tuesday. 

The Falcons had a successful trip to the McGuirk Arena, dominating in every category.

In the opening minute of the first half, Leon Ayers III got the Falcons on the board with a two-point jumper to tie the game 2-2. Seconds later, sophomore guard Kaden Metheny showcased his range with the first three of the night for Bowling Green.  

After that three, the Orange and Brown took the lead, never looking back.  

The Falcons played efficient offense and defense in the first half, scoring 52 points compared to Central Michigan’s 23.  

By halftime, Ayers tallied up 19 points.    

The second half had everything going Bowling Greens’ way.  

Despite Central Michigan outscoring the Falcons 38-31 in the quarter, it was too late. 

Samari Curtis played a huge role in the second half, stepping up to seal the game away for the Falcons. 

Ayers finished the night with 24 points with Curtis right behind him with 19 points. 

For the Chippewas, junior Jesse Zarzuela led the way with 24 points. 

 This win marks the Falcon’s second win in a row and improves their overall record to 10-10, returning to .500, while the Chippewas fall to 7-13 overall. The orange and brown also improve their record in the Mid-American Conference to 4-3.  

Up next for the Falcons is the much-anticipated Battle of I-75 against the rival Toledo Rockets. Tip-off from Savage Arena is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m.  

For more information about the team, visit the athletics webpage.