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CSU Lady Vikings Top Bowling Green 69-48 at the Q

CLEVELAND – The CSU Women’s basketball team took on the high flying Falcons of Bowling Green at Quicken Loans Arena to start the first game of the CSU Vikings Basketball double header.

The first quarter would provide the crowd with spectacular showing from the air. Every single point from both teams would come from three point range with the exception of one made free throw.

Sydney Lambert would get the Falcons started and be responsible for 6 of the 7 points the Falcons scored in the first. And Kayla Livingston would spark the Vikings nailing three 3-pointers of her own in the first.

Both teams would rely heavily on outside shooting and along with a tenacious defensive effort from the Vikings, the Falcons would trail the Vikings 18-7 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter would be more of the same story.

Intense defense would cause more points in transition for the Vikings. And the continued clinic from beyond the three point line from the Lady Vikes would put the Vikings up 47-13 at the half, shooting 55% from three point land. Kayla Livingston would lead CSU with 19 points in the first half.

Unable to take advantage of their size, Bowling Green would continue to struggle as the Vikings kept a firm grasp of the lead over the Falcons 62-31 by the start of the final quarter, and with such a sizeable lead, the Falcons wouldn’t be able to put any type of stretch together to come anywhere close to Vikings lead.

The Vikings would ice the game in the 4th with Livingston putting out a 21-point performance, and Ashanti Abshaw turning out a 16-point, 8-rebound showing sending the Falcons packing with a final score of 69-48. Next up, the Lady Vikes take on the Toledo Rockets on the road December 12th to try and string together a third straight win.

Danny Simpson is a 4 year graduate from John Carroll University in Cleveland with a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts where he specialized in broadcast and theatre production. Graduated from Aurora High School, Danny has lived in North East Ohio all his life and love Cleveland Sports. Currently enrolled at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting in the Sports emphasis program, Danny hopes to make a name for himself somewhere for some professional or collegiate sports organization.

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