Women’s basketball drops Wednesday matchup against Bowling Green

Central Michigan sophomore guard Molly Davis drives past two Iowa defenders and scores a layup in the first half of an 87-72 loss to Iowa in the first of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament March 21 at Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.

Down multiple players, Central Michigan (3-13, 1-6) women’s basketball struggled to keep pace with Bowling Green (7-6, 2-2) on Wednesday, losing 92-68 in the Stroh Center.

With senior center Jahari Smith absent from the Chippewas’ lineup, Bowling Green focused on working the interior. In addition to winning the rebounding battle 53-32, the Falcons forced the already diminished CMU lineup into 30 total personal fouls.

Bowling Green had six players reach double-digits in scoring. Katie Hempfling led the way with 15 points and eight rebounds.

Junior guard Molly Davis did it all for the Chippewas, finishing with 29 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Freshman Karrington Gordon recorded a career-high 11 points.

CMU heads to Muncie, Indiana on Saturday, to face Ball State at 1 p.m.