Women's Basketball

Minutewomen Stifled By Bowling Green, 86-46

Nola Henry led the Minutewomen with 13 points at Bowling Green.

Nola Henry led the Minutewomen with 13 points at Bowling Green.

Dec. 19, 2013

Box Score

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Nola Henry provided a team-high 13 points and Kim Pierre-Louis scored 10 more, but UMass women's basketball was unable to overcome a hot-shooting Bowling Green squad, falling at the Stroh Center, 86-46 on Tuesday afternoon.

Henry added five rebounds and two assists while she scored seven of her points on 10 free throw attempts. Emily Mital chipped in nine points on a trio of made three-pointers. Alyx Stiff contributed five points and three boards off the bench in 11 minutes played.

Deborah Hoekstra led Bowling Green - which entered the contest receiving votes for the USA Today Top-25 Poll - with 19 points, including a 4-for-6 performance on three-point attempts. Erica Donovan followed with 18 points, including a 6-for-6 afternoon at the free throw line. Alexis Rogers notched 16 points and Jasmine Matthews followed with 10 to round out four Falcons who scored in double-digits.

The game was a rescheduled contest after the originally set meeting on Sunday, Dec. 15 had to be postponed due to winter weather in the Northeast.

The Falcons used their three-point game to take the lead during the first half. Ahead, 21-11 with three made treys already, Bowling Green drained three attempts from beyond the arc consecutively to extend the advantage to 30-13 with 8:18 remaining.

Bowling Green (9-1 overall) continued to hit its shots to expand the home side's lead as large as 24 points during the closing minutes of the stanza. They finished 7-for-17 on threes (41.2 percent) and added nine points through 11 trips to the foul line (81.8 percent). UMass was 3-of-7 from beyond the arc (42.9 percent), but ended the half just 6-for-27 from the floor overall (22.2 percent) and 6-of-11 at the free throw line (54.5 percent).



Massachusetts (3-8) did not cut its deficit below 20 points during the final stanza despite strong closing performances by Henry and Pierre-Louis. Henry finished with nine points during the final half while Pierre-Louis contributed eight points as she finished 3-for-4 from the floor and 2-of-2 at the foul line in the second stanza.

Mital's final three-pointer of the game cut it to 56-36 with 12 minutes, 26 seconds remaining to play; however, the Falcons answered with 7-0 run to move ahead, 63-36.

The Minutewomen finished 14-of-51 from the floor (27.5 percent) and 14-of-23 from the free throw line (60.9 percent). Bowling Green countered with a 28-for-59 day from the field (475 percent), including 11 made three-pointers in 25 attempts (44.0 percent). The Falcons were 19-for-22 from the free throw line (86.4 percent).

Bowling Green outscored UMass in the paint, 26-18 and 13-5 off of turnovers. The Minutewomen led in second chance points, 10-6 while the Falcons bench contributed 40 points to 10 earned by the UMass reserves. Bowling Green also won the rebounding battle, 46-30.

Rashida Timbilla, a starter in nine of 10 appearances for UMass as a sophomore in 2013-14, was not available at Bowling Green due to an ankle injury suffered during the victory at Kent State on Tuesday, Dec. 17. She is listed as day-to-day.

The Minutewomen return to Massachusetts to host Northeastern (5-4) in the Mullins Center on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m.


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