Senior trio lets Falcons fly on in WNIT

BOWLING GREEN – Bowling Green State University’s women’s basketball team got clutch performances from three seniors Thursday as the Falcons beat Michigan 63-53 in WNIT third-round action.

The win not only assures the seniors of one more home game, but made this year’s team just the second in Mid-American Conference women’s basketball history to win 30 games in a season. The first team to do so was the 2006-07 squad of Falcons, which went 31-4.

This year’s team is now 30-4 and will host Rutgers University in a quarterfinal game Monday at 7 p.m. at the Stroh Center.

The seniors led the way there, combining for 48 of BGSU’s points.

Alexis Rogers fueled the win by going 7 for 8 for a game-high 20 points.

Jillian Halfhill backed her with 18 points, and Columbian graduate Jill Stein tallied a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Wolverines finished 20-14. The loss was the second this year to BGSU, which beat Michigan 63-52 Nov. 8 in the opening round of the Iona Tipoff Tournament.

TU tennis tripped by ODU

COLUMBUS – Tiffin University was hot in doubles play Thursday afternoon, but didn’t translate that success in singles play, falling 6-3 to Ohio Dominican.

The Dragons (10-8, 3-2 GLIAC) took two of three doubles matches with TU’s Agustin Mangone and Robbie Ball defeating ODU’s Jeremy Mokry and Patrick Ohanian 8-4 while Ben Fievet and Jordon Simon-Chopard defeated the Panthers’ Tyler Johnston and Gerardo Perez 8-5. Ohio Dominican’s Ritchie Kruunenberg and Justin Tjon took the third match, beating Kyle Johnson and Nicholas Almeida 8-4.

Tiffin’s lone singles victory came from Almeida, who defeated Ohanian 6-4, 6-3. Ohio Dominican was dominant in the other five singles matches as Kruunenberg defeated Fievet 6-3, 6-1, Tjon defeated Ball 6-2, 6-1, Johnston took down Johnson 6-2, 6-0, Mokry defeated Mangone 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 10-4, and Perez defeated Simon-Chopard, 6-2, 6-3.