Women’s basketball falls to Buffalo on road

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The Bowling Green women’s basketball team fell, 66-45, to Buffalo in a Mid-American Conference game on Saturday night.

The Falcons struggled to score in the first half, sporting 21 points on 5-of-19 [26.32 percent] shooting from the field. Buffalo was a polar opposite with 35 points on 17-of-32 [53.13 percent] shooting from the field.

BG improved in the second half with 24 points on 35.29 percent shooting, bringing its team total to 30.6 percent [11-of-36] from the field.

Rachel Myers finished as the lone double-figure scorer for the Falcons with 12 points with a team-high 33 minutes.

The Falcons struggled with size again, too. Losing the rebounding battle 37-25 and the second chance points 17-0. Buffalo also finished with 40 points in the paint compared to just four for BG.

Aside from the size disadvantage, the Falcons struggled to take care of the ball. With just eight assists for the game, BG also turned it over 23 times, resulting in 23 points the other way.

The Falcons did manage to get comparable numbers for their bench, 12 points to 19 for Buffalo despite the small roster. This included eight points and five rebounds from Kennedy Kirkpatrick.

BG is 9-13 overall, 2-9 in the MAC.