Monday, December 5, 2011

Women's Basketball to face Youngstown on Tuesday

By Michele Wysocki
Assistant Sports Editor

After a 10 point win over Butler, the women’s basketball team is searching for their fifth consecutive win — this time on the road.

The Falcons head to Youngstown State on Tuesday.

The Penguins have an overall record of 4-3 and are coming off a big win against Western Michigan.

BG just added another win to their record, 4-2, on Saturday in a 71-61 contest against the Bulldogs.

Lone senior Jessica Slagle was the team’s highest scorer with 15 points on the day — a career high for her, following close was Alexis Rogers with 14 points, and she led the team with eight rebounds.

The Falcons had 15 steals in the game, their fourth game out of six where they have hit double digits.

The matchup between the Falcons and the Penguins will be the team’s only road game this week. They will return home to the Stroh Friday to take on Austin Peay.

Leading scorers for the Penguins include forwards Brandi Brown who is averaging 16.6 points per game, along with Hedi Schlegel with 11.7.

Brown recently passed her 1,000 career points milestone for the Penguins.

They are shooting 36.7 percent from the field and average 34.7 rebounds.

Guard Chrissy Steffen leads the team with 16.2 points per game, with another guard Jillian Halfhill next in line with 8.8.

The Falcons edge the Penguins slightly in field goal percentage with a total of 37.1, the team is averaging 35.7 rebounds per game.

After Saturday’s game against Butler, Slagle said they have to tighten up on their opponent’s three point shots. Butler shot a 41.2 percentage of three point shots compared to BG’s 34.8 percent.

Overall the Falcons are 32.8 from the outside line, compared to Youngstown’s 27 percent.

The Falcons and the Penguins are scheduled to tipoff at 5:15 pm at Youngstown State.

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