Gore scores 34 but Herd women fall to Bowling Green
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Marshall University’s Shayna Gore scored 34 points Tuesday night, but it was not enough as Bowling Green got a complete offensive effort in a 99-76 women’s basketball win over the Thundering Herd (0-2) at the Stroh Center.
With the 34-point outburst, Gore moved into fourth place on Marshall’s all-time scoring list with 1,485, passing Tynikki Crook in the third quarter.
After struggling in the season opener, Gore got back to form for the Herd, finishing 11 of 21 from the floor.
However, Gore was matched by Bowling Green freshman Morgan McMillen, who made her home debut at the Stroh Center memorable.
The freshman scored 32 points while hitting 8 of 11 3-point attempts to lead Bowling Green (1-1). As a team, the Falcons hit 16 of their 3-point attempts while shooting 57 percent from the outside.
To make matters worse for Marshall, many of those 3-point connections came off second-chance opportunities as the Herd was unable to keep Bowling Green off the glass. The Falcons owned a 50-29 edge in rebounds.
Unlike a loss to Michigan State in their opener, Bowling Green’s offense was able to achieve balance on the inside and outside.
In addition to McMillen, the Falcons got 25 points from reserve center Angela Perry. Andrea Cecil and Sydnee Lambert each added 10.
Bowling Green was the aggressor from the start, jumping out to a 12-2 lead just three minutes into the game. That run led to a 26-16 lead after one quarter for the Falcons, who got eight points from McMillen in the opening quarter.
For Marshall, freshman Kia Sivils scored 12 points while senior guard Taylor Porter finished with 10 points.
Marshall returns to action at 3 p.m. Saturday with a road contest at Southern Illinois.
MARSHALL at SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
When: 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois
Radio: WMUL 88.1-FM