Matt McKinney

At the 8:29 mark of the first half, Ball State senior forward Suzanne Grossnickle put back a missed three-pointer for an easy layup, shrinking Bowling Green's lead to just four points at 22-18.

However, unfortunately for the Cardinals, four points was the closest they would be all night, as the women's basketball team fell to the MAC-leading Falcons, 63-52.

After Grossnickle's layup, Bowling Green hit a pair of free throws, then sank a three. Grossnickle hit another layup, then the Falcons scored 10 unanswered to go up by 15 points. They ended the first half on a 17-4 run.

"We let them get cut loose for some 3s," Ball State head coach Kelly Packard said. "Some of which were in transition and then some of which were rotation issues in our traps. They do what they do well. They're 17-3 and 7-0, and that means they have a lot of different people that can hurt you."

Ball State shot 8-18 (44 percent) from the field until Grossnickle's basket. After that point, it made just 11 of its 37 shots (30 percent).

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