No. 24 Bowling Green preserves perfect MAC season

OXFORD, Ohio (Ticker) -- Ali Mann scored 17 points to lead five players in double figures as No. 24 Bowling Green concluded a perfect Mid-American Conference season with a 71-59 victory over
Miami (Ohio).

Megan Thorburn and Kate Achter added 11 points apiece while Jasmine McCall and Amber Flynn each had 10 for Bowling Green (25-2, 16-0 MAC), which became just the fifth team to go perfect in MAC play.

The Falcons shot 47 percent (17-of-36) from the field in the first half to open a 40-26 lead.

They pushed the advantage to 63-35 with just under seven minutes remaining before the RedHawks closed the game with a 24-8 run to make things interesting.

Jenna Schone scored 13 points and Cindi Merrill contributed 11 for Miami (8-19, 3-13), which shot 32 percent (19-of-60).