BGSU Women’s Basketball end 11-game win streak, lose to NIU

Kalen Lumpkins, Sports Reporter, FMSN

You cannot win them all.

The Bowling Green women’s basketball team lost 85-81 to the Northern Illinois Huskies on Wednesday.

Their first home loss of the season saw their 11-game win streak come to an end.

The Falcons’ last loss in the conference came on Jan. 4 at Ball State.

The Cardinals have now moved to first place in the MAC standings, while BGSU falls to second.

NIU was able to race out to a 24-14 lead at the end of the first quarter and they did not look back.

They shot 60% from the field (6/9 from three) and 54% for the game.

Huskies forward A’Jah Davis was red-hot from the floor, ending with 16 points on 8/10 shooting.

Fellow starter Chelby Koker finished with a team-high 18 points.

The win puts Northern Illinois in a three-way tie with Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan in the MAC standings.

For the Falcons, it was an abnormal shooting night, as they finished 42% from the floor, and 5/28 from three-point range.

The average field goal percentage for Bowling Green before Wednesday’s matchup was 45.6%, and the Falcons led the MAC with a 34% three-point shooting percentage.

BG senior Allison Day was the most efficient Falcon on the floor on Wednesday, scoring 15 points on 7/12 shooting.

Falcon Junior Nyla Hampton finished with a team-high 17 points to go along with seven rebounds and three assists.

Bowling Green will look to rebound from their rare conference loss on Feb. 18 when they travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan to face Western Michigan.

Tip-off is at noon.

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