Women's basketball handed first MAC loss of season at BGSU

The Central Michigan women's basketball winning streak ended at 12 games, Wednesday night with a 67-55 loss to Mid-American Conference East-leader Bowling Green.

CMU struggled from the beginning of the game. The women started the game going one-for-nine from beyond the arc despite getting plenty of good looks.  BGSU held a commanding lead for most of the first half.

Junior guard Crystal Bradford contributed a double-double in the loss with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Senior guard, Niki DiGuilio managed to put up 15 points. Chippewas forward, Jas'Mine Bracey had 12 points and four rebounds.

"When we shoot as poorly as we shot, it's going to be tough to beat a team like this," said CMU head coach, Sue Guevara. "We gave up layups on penetration and I think that's exactly where we lost it."

As a team, CMU shot 31.8 percent from the field and was phased by the hostile crowd and the intensity of the matchup between conference powerhouses.  The Chippewas had difficulty spreading the ball around tallying seven assists in the game.

"In the face of adversity we didn't handle it very well," Guevara said.  "We have to work on the mental aspect of that and I've got to push them even harder."

CMU will play at Northern Illinois on Saturday Feb, 14 at 8 p.m.


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