Turner scores 21 in Bowling Green’s win vs. Western Carolina

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Justin Turner scored 21 points with six assists and Bowling Green defeated Western Carolina 73-52 on Friday.

Antwon Lillard scored 12 points off the bench and Demajeo Wiggins added 11, nine on free throws, plus nine rebounds for the Falcons (7-5), who shot 50 percent and made 17 of 27 free throws to 2 of 8 for the Catamounts (3-11).

The Falcons won their third straight overall and are 6-0 at home for the first time since 2008-09.

Kameron Gibson was 4 of 6 from the arc and scored 20 points for the Catamounts, who lost their third straight. Marc Gosselin had nine points and eight rebounds.

Lillard’s 3-pointer with seven minutes left put Bowling Green up 60-47 and began 16-5 game-ending run.

A dunk by Jeffrey Uju snapped a 21-all tie and gave Bowling Green the lead for good with 2:48 left in the first half, which ended with the Falcons leading 32-35.