Hoosiers Fall At No. 22 Bowling Green, 82-47
Dec. 6, 2006
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Indiana women's basketball team fell at No. 22 Bowling Green, 82-47, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Anderson Arena. Junior Nikki Smith and freshman Shanice Billington led the Hoosiers with nine points each in the loss.
With the score tied at 5-5, the Falcons (6-1) went on a 38-14 run by way of eight 3-pointers in the final 14:28 of the first half to take a 43-19 lead into the break. Bowling Green's Liz Honegger led scored 17 points in the first half on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and 3-of-4 from the line. IU (7-2) sophomore Whitney Thomas posted eight rebounds, all on the defensive end, to lead all players in the opening stanza.
IU came out of the break outscoring the Falcons, 4-2, on a pair of layups from Thomas. However, Bowling Green continued to dominate as it maintained at least a 28 point advantage en route to the 82-47 win.
Indiana shot 29.6 percent (16-of-54) from the floor to Bowling Green's 41.7 percent (25-of-60) in the game. The Falcons won the battle on the boards, 45-36, and also scored 19 second-chance points.
In addition to her nine points, Nikki Smith had four rebounds, while Thomas led the team with 13 boards and two blocks. Senior Sarah McKay added seven points, six rebounds and one block for the Hoosiers.
Bowling Green was led by three players in double-figures. Honegger finished with 17 points while Ali Mann added 14 and Kate Achter tallied 10. Mann, Honegger and Carin Horne each had six rebounds to lead the Falcons.
The Hoosiers will wrap up their three-game road trip at IPFW on Sunday, Dec. 10. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
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