Friday, December 9, 2011

Women's basketball earn big win over Austin Peay

By Michele Wysocki
Assistant Sports Editor

BG was off to a sloppy start in the first half with missing three shots in a row that could have given them the lead. With Austin Peay playing aggressive, BG didn't take the lead until midway through the first half when Alexis Rogers hit back-to-back shots. She led the team with 15 points the first half and three steals. Chrissy Steffen hit a shot at the buzzer to end the first half and give the Falcons a 34-18 advantage over the Governors.

Whitney Hanley and Meghan Bussabarger led AP with five points apiece; combined they possessed the better half of their points scored so far.

Coming out of the locker room strong, BG extended their lead. With 11:36 to play the scored was gaped at 51-27, Falcons on top. Allison Pappenfuss contributed a strong performance with eight points in the second half, eight rebounds, and three assists. All but two rebounds came in the second half.

Shots were falling short on both sides throughout the second half of the game. Freshman Noelle Yoder went the distance and made back-to-back three point shots with six minutes left to play.  When Yoder added six to an already high score, BG led Austin Peay 63-29.

In the last minutes of the game, BG had five off the bench players on the court including Simone Eli who saw playing time for the first time this season. She's been out do to a hand injury.

Autins Peay played hard and fouled even harder. Overall the Governors had 20 on the night, compared to BG's 15.

BG remains home for Sunday's contest against the Jacksonville Dolphins. Schedule is set for 2 p.m. in the Stroh.

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