Women's Basketball: Western Michigan Wins Sixth Straight; Bell Returns for Buffalo

Updated 1/21/2000
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.