BGSU-Towson: Falcons Once Again Struggle in Second Half but Pull Out Win

Drew GatewoodAnalyst IDecember 30, 2009

The Falcon cagers took the court against the Towson Tigers and escaped with a 70-69 victory in Towson, Maryland.


Bowling Green managed to keep some school spirit alive as it won its sixth game of the year, just hours after the football team took a crushing 43-42 defeat to the Idaho Vandals in the Humanitarian Bowl.


Four of the five Falcon starters were in double figures, but that still didn’t stop the Tigers from keeping it close in the second half. Bowling Green was outscored 40-33 in the second half after taking a 37-29 halftime lead.


Otis Polk was the leading scorer for the Falcons, with 17 points and 16 rebounds. Erik Marshall only had six points, but his 10 rebounds were huge, as he snatched the final rebound to seal the game for Bowling Green. Dee Brown added 15 points and Joe Jakubowski and Scott Thomas had 12 points and 10 points respectively.


Josh Thornton and Jarrel Smith both had 17 points for the Tigers, who also had four starters in double figures. Calvin Lee and Robert Nwankwo had 12 points apiece. Nwankwo also chipped in 11 rebounds for Towson.


The Tigers shot 43 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the arc as they stormed back in the second half. Their rally, however, was thwarted, with 17 turnovers and only 28 rebounds to the Falcons' 42.


Bowling Green (6-5) will host St. Louis (9-5) on Jan. 2. This is the last game before conference play opens up with Akron on Jan. 9 at 7:00 P.M.