Huskies beat Bowling Green in dominating fashion

By Justin Kelley

The women’s basketball team extended their win streak to two, dominating the Bowling Green University Falcons 88-47 Wednesday at the Convocation Center.

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The Huskies struggled containing first-year guard Morgan McMillen in the first quarter as she knocked down four of her five 3-pointers. The Falcons shot 56.3 percent from the field and scored 24 points in the quarter.

McMillen is averaging 3.43 three pointers per game, and is ranked top ten in the NCAA and the Mid American Conference in 3-pointers attempted per game.

NIU did not fare as well shooting only 33.3 percent from the field and fell behind 24-16 after the first quarter. Junior guard Myia Starks led the Huskies in scoring with eight points and added one assist in the quarter.

The Huskies defense tighten in the second quarter as they allowed the Falcons to score only six points on 21.4 percent shooting from the field. The Huskies offense took advantage of the strong defense, scoring 18 points to take a 34-30 lead at halftime.

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Junior forward Abby Walcott led the way for the NIU with eight points and six rebounds in the second quarter.

The Huskies increased their lead in the third shooting 47.6 percent from the field and knocking down four 3-pointers. NIU’s defense stopped McMillen and the Falcons, only allowing 10 points on a 21.1 shooting percentage in the quarter.

Senior guard Mikayla Voigt scored eight points for the Huskies, Her efforts helped NIU increase its lead to 18 going into the final quarter.

The Huskies pushed the game out of reach in the fourth quarter shooting 63.2 percent from the field and knocking down four of six from three point territory. NIU’s defense shined again in the quarter allowing only seven points and secured the 88-47 victory.

Starks led the Huskies with 21 points, seven assists and added two steals in the game.

Despite her hot start in the first quarter, the Huskies were able to slow down McMillen allowing her to make only one 3-pointer in the last three quarters.

The Huskies with a 13-8 overall and 5-4 conference record, will continue MAC play 3:30 p.m Saturday at Worthen Arena in Muncie, IND. against Ball State University.