High-flying Flashes hand Falcons fourth straight loss

Rhys Patrykus, Sports Reporter, FMSN

BGSU Men’s Basketball dropped their fourth straight game, falling to Kent State 87-64.  

The loss drops Bowling Green to 10-14 overall and 4-7 in Mid-American Conference play. 

It was almost a wire-to-wire dominant effort from Kent, as they led for all but 15 seconds of the game.   

The game began slowly, with both sides missing every shot attempt for the first 1:13 of the game before Kent State Sophomore VonCameron Davis finally put the ball in the basket on a second chance attempt.  

BG answered that shot as well as two free throws from Sophomore Cli’Ron Hornbeak when Leon Ayers III hit a three pointer to give the Falcons their only lead of the night, leading 5-4.  

The Flashes followed that up with a 14-0 run over the next six minutes to go up 18-5. 

Bowling Green showed some fight, bringing the game as close as four points, but ultimately the Golden Flashes pulled away towards the end of the first half, taking a nine-point lead into the break.  

The Falcons tried their best to make it a game, but with every shot they hit, Kent State seemed to match it.  

The second half is where Kent really began to show off, with several Golden Flashes pulling off dunk after dunk, sending the 1,700 students, parents, and fans inside the M.A.C. Center into a frenzy.  

Kent State spent the final 10 minutes of the game going on a 32-15 run fueled by turnovers and fouls from Bowling Green.  

Five Falcons finished the game with four plus fouls, with Gabe O’Neal fouling out on a hard screen on Sophomore Guard Jalen Sullinger. The team finished the game with 25 team fouls.  

As a team, BG accrued 17 turnovers, proving why Kent State is one of the best defensive teams in the conference.  

Kaden Metheny led the game in scoring with 19 points while playing all but two minutes in the game, but KSU’s Malique Jacobs stole the show.  

Jacobs filled the stat sheet, tallying 17 points, six rebounds, seven assists, seven steals, and two blocks in 34 minutes.

The Falcons next head west to Muncie, Indiana to take on the Ball State Cardinals for the second time in two weeks. The game is scheduled for Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.

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