One of the Mid-American Conference's hottest teams continued its winning
ways, as Western Michigan won its sixth straight game, defeating Bowling
Green, 88-67. The Broncos improved their record to 8-7 and 5-0 in the
league, while the Falcons fell to 4-13, 2-5.
WMU freshman Kristin Koetsier had a game-high 30 points, the second
30-plus point game of her career, and teammate Shelsea Erving added 22
points for the Broncos. Koetsier also added her league-leading eighth
double-double of the year with 12 rebounds, with Danielle Mueller also
contributing 12 rebounds to go with 14 points.
Bowling Green was led by Dana Western's 15 points off the bench and
Francine Miller's 12 points and 10 caroms.
In the league's other game, Buffalo snapped a three-game losing skid
with a 66-61 overtime win against Eastern Michigan. Tiffany Bell
returned after a two-plus game absence with a sprained ankle to lead the
Bulls (13-4, 3-3) with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Eastern Michigan
(8-10, 2-5) was paced by Jessica Henry's 26 points.
Five league games are slated for action on Saturday, highlighted by Kent
traveling to Western Michigan in a battle of division leaders. The
Golden Flashes, who lead the East with a 12-4 overall mark and a 6-0
record in MAC games, are shooting for their 10th consecutive win.