Recap: Toledo vs. Bowling Green
Toledo, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - J.D. Weatherspoon notched a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds as the Toledo Rockets bested the Bowling Green Falcons, 83-76, in Mid-American Conference play at Savage Arena.
Justin Drummond netted a team-high 22 points for the Rockets (19-3, 7-2, MAC), who have won seven of their last eight games. Rian Pearson and Julius Brown scored 16 and 10 points, respectively, the latter handing out eight assists as well.
Anthony Henderson and Jehvon Clarke both knocked down 23 points for the Falcons (10-12, 4-5), who have dropped two of their last three. Spencer Parker logged 13 points and Cameron Black grabbed 10 rebounds, while Clarke tried to make up for a mere 1-of-7 effort behind the 3-point line with eight assists.
The Falcons shot 43.8 percent from the field in the opening half, slightly better than their opponent's 41.2 percent. The Rockets, however, outscored the visitors at the free-throw line, 9-2, as they moved out to a 41-32 halftime lead.
Toledo dipped to just 32.1 percent from the floor in the second half, but again relied on free-throw shooting, sinking 20-of-23 at the charity stripe. At the other end, Bowling Green shot an improved 48 percent from the field, but the comeback attempt fell short.
Free throws made the difference as the Rockets hit 29-of-35 for the contest, with the Falcons converting 7-of-8. Toledo also outscored the visitors in bench points, 18-2.Game Notes