Friday, January 27, 2012

Miller to sit out weekend game after suffering mild stroke

BG women's basketball coach Curt Miller will not travel with the team to Mount Pleasant, Mich. this weekend after doctors determined he suffered a mild stroke late in the game during BG's victory over Eastern Michigan on Sunday, the University said in a press release.

"This has been a wake-up call for me and I have already begun the process of finding a healthier balance,” Miller said in the release. “I am passionate about coaching and I look forward to my return soon. I, along with the rest of our coaches and players, would like to thank the community for its ongoing support of our program.”

It has not been determined when Miller will return to the sidelines.

“Our first priority is Curt’s health,” Director of Athletics Greg Christopher said in the same release. “Although he has been cleared to continue coaching, we all felt it was best to take a step back right now. We fully expect Curt to return to the bench soon. Until then, everyone involved with our department and the women’s basketball program will support Curt and our student-athletes.”

Associate Head Coach Jennifer Roos will lead the program in Miller's absence, serving as acting head coach Saturday at Central Michigan.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Women's basketball picks up another road win

Head coach Curt Miller said championship teams win on the road.

BG picked up another with a 63-52 win against Ball State University Wednesday night.

Senior Jessica Slagle led the Falcons with 22 points, and Danielle Havel had the most rebounds with nine.

The Falcons and the Cardinals played a close game, but the gap in points came from BG being able to capitalize off of their 19 steals. On the other hand, BSU only had seven.

For the first time in a long time, BG was out rebounded by their opponent - 38 to 30. 

The Falcons led the Cardinals at the half 39-22, but the Cardinals fired back in the second half with 30, but it just wasn't enough to catch the Falcons.

Brittany Carter led BSU with 11 points - half as many as Slagle, and Suzanne Grossnickle led the balanced attack on the boards with seven.

The Falcons are scheduled to play their second road game in a row against CMU on Saturday.

BG Men's basketball vs. Central Michigan live in-game updates

Tonight's starters for the Falcons:
C Cam Black
F Scott Thomas
F A'uston Calhoun
G Dee Brown
G Jordon Crawford

For Central Michigan:
F Oliver Mbaigoto
F Andre Coimbra
G Derek Jackson
G Trey Zeigler
G Austin McBroom

20:00 CMU wins opening tip
19:36 Trey Zeigler makes the first bucket of the game for CMU
17:59 Goaltending called on Central on a Cam Black layup attempt, 2-2
16:41 Crawford hits a layup on the fast break to give BG a 4-2 lead
15:13 Timeout BG, CMU with a 7-6 lead
14:16 Scott Thomas drops a 3, scored tied 9-9
12:49 official timeout, 12-11 CMU
12:10 Oglesby hits a layup and is fouled, hits the free throw. 15-13 BG
9:01 Dee Brown fouled, makes both shots, 19-15 BG
7:40 official timeout 19-17 BG
4:10 timeout CMU, 25-19 BG
:30 timeout Central, 29-21 BG
End of half. 31-21 BG'

Second hafl
19:42 Zeigler makes the first bucket of the second half
18:39 Dee Brown drains a 3, 36-25 BG
16:55 Scott Thomas with a steal and score, 42-28 BG and CMU calls a timeout
15:37 official timeout, 44-28 BG
13:09 timeout BG, 48-37 Falcons
8:46 Scott Thomas drills a 3. 56-43 BG
3:42 timeout CMU. 64-48 BG
1:48 timeout CMU. 69-52 BG
Final: BG wins 71-58

Thursday, January 19, 2012

BG women's basketball remains undefeated

Someone had to lose.

This time it was the Miami Redhawks - now 4-1, after their 61-58 defeat to the reigning Mid-American Conference leaders - the Falcons.

BG did exactly what head coach Curt Miller asked them to do; they kept Miami off the foul line. They didn't have the chance at any shots from the line in the first half, but they got 10 attempts in the second.

Alexis Rogers posted another double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Chrissy Steffen who contributed 12 points.

Both teams alternated shots in the first half, until the Falcons pulled away with a lead right before half time.

BG led in every statistical category in the first half and ended the first 20 minutes with a 32-23 lead over the Redhawks.

Just the opposite took place in the second half.

The Redhawks out did the Falcons in every way except in baskets. Miami tried to catch BG and even scored more points in the last 20 minutes, but it wasn't enough to come away with a win.

The Falcons held Courtney Osborne to just 14 points on the night. Miami's go-to girl was Hannah Robertson with 19 points.

With a perfect record in the MAC, BG heads home to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

BG Men's basketball vs. Akron in game updates

A'uston Calhoun hits a 3 too start the scoring
18:29 Scott Thomas with a layup off an offensive rebound
17:29 Akron's Zeke Marshall picks up a charging foul.
17:05 Thomas nails a 3 to make it 8-0
16:48 Walsh responds with a 3 for Akron
15:35 Calhoun with a thunderous dunk off an offensive rebound
13:55 Dee Brown hits a jumper to extend the lead to 12-3
12:23 Craig Sealey hits a layup off another offensive rebound
11:14 Officials timeout. 16-7 BG
10:05 Marshall with an easy dunk to make it 16-9
9:16 BG calls timeout after Akron hits a 3 to make it 16-12
6:22 Gilliam hits an alley-oop dunk to tie the score at 16
4:51 Cam Black with a hook shot to make it 18-16
4:02 Intentional foul called on Akron. Thomas hits 1 of 2 free throws to make it 20-18 BG
2:19 Jehvon Clarke hits a 3 to make it 23-18
1:13 Akron calls timeout after Thomas drains a 3. 26-20 BG
0:00 at the half BG leads Akron 26-20

Second half
19:32 Black hits the first bucket of the half, 28-20 BG
17:55 Black makes a layup and is fouled. Misses the free throw. 32-25 BG
16:37 Abreu hits a layup and is fouled by Black. He misses the free throw
15:28 Officials timeout. 34-27 BG
14:27 Clarke hits a 3 to make it 37-29 BG
12:06 Clarke hits a layup to make it 39-35 BG
9:35 Oglesby picks up his fourth foul. Marshall hits both free throws to make it 43-39 BG
7:52 Akron calls timeout after three straight baskets from BG. Falcons lead now 49-39
6:04 BG calls timeout after two quick Akron buckets make it 49-46
2:46 Calhoun throws down a dunk to make it 53-50 BG
1:30 Akron hits a 3 to tie the game at 53
:31 Thomas picks up a foul, Diggs hits one of two free throws
:11 Black hits a layup and is fouled. misses the free throw 55-54 BG
:8 timeout Akron
0.5: Akron hits a layup. Last second shot by BG no good. 56-55 Akron, final

Sunday, January 8, 2012

BG vs. OSU Hockey Live Chat

Thursday, January 5, 2012

BG women's basketball earns first conference win over Kent State

In the Mid-American Conference opener at the Stroh, the Falcons paced a 76-57 win over the Golden Flashes in a rebounding frenzy.

Both Chrissy Steffen and Alexis Rogers put up double-doubles, 27-10 and 16-11, respectively. Overall, the Falcons had a commendable 52-28 rebounding advantage, which led to 28 second chance points.

With a slow shooting night for BG, Steffen managed to beat her previous season high of 25 points with another basket, giving her a season best of 27 points and the title of MAC Player of the Week. In the last three games, Steffen has added 67 points to BG totals.

BG opened up with a 4-0 lead, then Kent State answered back with five. It was a free throw from Danielle Havel that began a 13-0 run for the Falcons. BG led 37-23 at the half.

Both teams were slow offensively to start the second half. Each team took turns making solid one-sided runs until Steffen hit a three to turn their nine point lead into 19 points over the next few minutes.

For the Golden Flashes, Melanee Stubbs scored 12 points off the bench, and Jamie Hutcheson contributed 10.

BG improves to 11-3 on the season, with their first conference victory. Their next game against Akron on Jan 7 will be the second of four games at home. The game is scheduled for 12 p.m. and will be televised on  SportsTime Ohio.

BG women’s basketball wins on the road against Colorado State

In the Falcons final non-conference game, Chrissy Steffen the team to a 70-57 victory over the Rams on Saturday.

Steffen had a career-high 25 points in the game, along with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Freshman Jasmine Matthews also had season bests with 12 points and four three-point shots.

The Falcons led early with a layup from Alexis Rogers, but Colorado State took a nine point run after that. Midway through the first half, senior Jessica Slagle gained momentum for BG with a driving layup, but they still trailed the Rams 13-4.

After Miller took a timeout, the Falcons chipped away at the Ram's lead. Jillian Halfhill hit a three pointer that started an 8-0 run. Back on a roll, BG led the game into the locker rooms 32-25 at the half.

Back on the court, BG shut down every CSU attempt to regain the lead.

The Ram's Sam Martin and Meghan Heimstra both had 12 points on the game.

This win was a different win, as coach Miller returned to FortCollins. Miller was the associate head coach for the Rams for three years, before starting his career with the Falcons in 2001.