DeKALB – Bowling Green didn’t miss much of anything in racing out to a 13-point lead in the first quarter against the NIU women’s basketball team Wednesday.
But the Falcons didn’t make much of anything else the rest of the way, as the Huskies surged to an 88-47 Mid-American Conference home win.
After missing its first two 3-pointers of the game, Bowling Green (7-13 overall, 0-9) made its last five in the first quarter and led by as much as 23-10. Morgan McMillen made all four of her 3-pointers in the first quarter.
But Huskies coach Lisa Carlsen said Errin Hodges came in and locked McMillen down, making a difference in the contest. McMillen made one of her last five 3-pointers and finished the game with 17 points after scoring 12 in the first.
“That really changed the complexity of the game,” Carlsen said. “She came in and did a great job on the defensive end. It allowed us to get more comfortable on the offensive end. I think, from that point, we did a good job of executing the game plan.”