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Hill’s 33 leads Falcons past Bisons, snaps three-game skid

Drake Harlett
Marcus Hill handles the basketball

Bowling Green men’s basketball (3-3) broke out of their offensive slump and ended their three-game losing streak, dominating Lipscomb (4-3) 82-61 on Saturday night in the Northern Classic.  


While Lipscomb struck first with a layup, the Falcons jumped out to an early 10-7 lead after four minutes, making four of their first six shots, two of which were three-pointers.   

BG would continue the momentum, with senior forward Rashaun Agee making a layup to cap a 9-0 run by the Falcons, giving them the 16-7 lead with 13:43 remaining in the first half.   

BGSU held the Bisons scoreless for over three minutes, with a three-pointer by junior guard Marcus Hill pushing BG’s lead to double figures, 23-13 with 9:36 remaining in the half.    

The Falcons stayed hot, hitting six of their next seven shots to extend their lead to 36-23 with just over three minutes remaining in the first half.   

Senior guard DaJion Humphrey hit a three-pointer at the end of the first half, giving BG a 22-point advantage, leading 45-23 after 20 minutes.    

The Falcons ended the first half on an 11-0 run, holding Lipscomb scoreless for the last 3:48 of the first half.   

BGSU shot 69% (20-29) from the field and 50% (5-10) from beyond the arc in the half, while holding Lipscomb to just 31% (9-29) from the field and 27.3% (3-11) from three-point range.   

Hill led the charge in the highest-scoring first half for the Falcons this season, tallying 16 points in 20 minutes, shooting 7-10 from the field and 2-4 from beyond the arc in the half.  


The Falcons continued the scoring to start the second half, with senior center Sam Towns converting a three-point play to extend BG’s lead to 48-23.  

BG extended their lead to 57-28 with 16:30 remaining after Hill made back-to-back shots, giving him 20 points in the game.  

Lipscomb held BGSU scoreless for over three minutes, cutting the Orange and Brown’s advantage down to 59-41 with just under 12 minutes remaining.   

The Bisons went on a 9-0 run and held the Falcons scoreless for over three minutes, leaving BG with just a 12-point advantage, 62-50 with just over eight minutes remaining.  

However, the Falcons caught fire again, pushing their lead back to 20 points, 76-56 with just over three minutes remaining.  

While Lipscomb outscored BG in the second half 38-37, the Falcons finished the game strong to secure the 21-point victory.  


The Falcons dominated from start to finish, breaking out of the offensive slump they had been in for the past three games.  

The Orange and Brown shot 60.3% (35-58) from the field and 55.6% (10-18) from beyond the arc.   

On the flip side, BG held Lipscomb to just 39.7% (25-63) shooting from the field and 24% (6-25) from three-point range.  

The Falcons also outrebounded the Bisons 35 to 30. However, BG committed three more personal fouls and one more turnover than Lipscomb.  

Hill had his best performance as a Falcon, leading all scorers with 33 points, shooting 15-23 from the field and 2-4 from deep in 40 minutes. He also led BG with a season-high five assists.  


The Falcons wrap up the Northern Classic against Canisius on Nov. 26 at 4 p.m.

For more stories related to BGSU Athletics, follow Falcon Media Sports Network on X (@bg_fmsn).

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