Independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Independent student content

BG Falcon Media

The BG News
Follow us on social
BG24 Newscast
April 18, 2024

  • Jeanette Winterson for “gAyPRIL”
    “gAyPRIL” (Gay-April) continues on Falcon Radio, sharing a playlist curated by the Queer Trans Student Union, sharing songs celebrating the LGBTQ+ experience. In similar vein, you will enjoy Jeanette Winterson’s books if you find yourself interested in LGBTQ+ voices and nonlinear narratives. As “dead week” is upon us, students, we can utilize resources such as Falcon […]
  • Poetics of April
    As we enter into the poetics of April, also known as national poetry month, here are four voices from well to lesser known. The Tradition – Jericho Brown Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Brown visited the last American Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP 2024) conference, and I loved his speech and humor. Besides […]
Spring Housing Guide

Rockets use strong start, pesky defense to put away Falcons 88-68, sweep Battle of I-75 series

Olivia Hill (13) going for the layup

The great band “The Doobie Brothers” have a saying in one of their more popular hits-

“Whoa, oh listen to the music!”

In the case of Bowling Green women’s basketball, the music is starting to get a bit louder for them this season, which is that a depleted bench is putting head coach Fred Chmiel in a tough spot from the opening tip with his team.

But that is not stopping the Falcons from giving their best efforts.

“They’re used to it; they’re conditioned for it,” Chmiel said postgame.

That is true for the presence, but for the consistency, that is still been a struggle for the orange and brown, who through 20 turnovers were unable to challenge the rival Toledo Rockets in Saturday’s 88-68 loss.

“We just got to stay composed and stay together, then the rest of it will take care of itself,” Amy Velasco said.

BGSU did not lead for a single second in the part two edition of the Battle of I-75, as the Rockets were able to jump out to an early 17-12 lead after the first quarter, the closest BG ever got to eclipsing UT.

From there, the midnight blue and gold were able to grab ahold of a consistent nine-to-double-digit lead throughout the rest of the contest, headlined by senior Quinesha Lockett‘s 26 points.

“I feel like I got a feel for the game,” Lockett said. “I got really comfortable out there. First half I was just trying to get a feel for the game and not rush stuff and let things come to me, and I just think that stuff just came to me more so in the second half.”

Some of the biggest difference makers in the game were headlined by the turnover discrepancy, which ended in a -10 ratio for BG (20 TO’s BG, 10 TO’s UT). Another area of discrepancy was in the bench points category, where BG was only able to muster two, while Toledo ended with 30.

At the end of the day though, the bench concerns for BG is not something new, so the team will have to handle the adversity the rest of the way.

“We’re not going to make any excuses,” Chmiel said. “We did a really good job the last three days of breaking the press against our practice guys, who offer a pretty good press. But we got into the game and didn’t quite execute the way we did in practice, so that’s my fault.”

For the Falcons, Morgan Sharps led the way in scoring with 22, which puts her five points away from reaching the 1,000 point mark. Velasco added 20 of her own while Paige Kohler had 14.

BGSU now makes the trip east to Akron to face the Akron Zips on Wednesday, Feb. 21, with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m. Join Falcon Media Sports Network’s Brandon Loe on the call on 88.1 FM WBGU.

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

Leave a Comment
Donate to BG Falcon Media
$825
$1500
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of Bowling Green State University. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to BG Falcon Media
$825
$1500
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All BG Falcon Media Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *