It was a big day for MAC women’s shootyhoops. The Kent State Golden Flashes made a short trip to Youngstown to take on the Penguins, while the Central Michigan Chippewas took on well respected Vanderbilt out of the SEC. In the marquee match-up, the Toledo Rockets took on #5 ranked Louisville in the second round of the women’s NIT.
Kent State Battle Back to Beat Penguins, 55-44.
The Kent State Golden Flashes found themselves down 11-2 at the end of the first quarter before making it a game going into the half. They then used a big third quarter to take the lead before holding off the Penguins.
McKenna Stevens had a big game for the Golden Flashes, hitting 7-10 shots for 16 points and she also grabbed 7 rebounds. Alexa Golden was probably the player of the game, however, as she led Kent with 17 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 4 timely steals.
The Penguins were led in scoring by Indiya Benjamin with 12.
Kent State out rebounded Youngstown, 37-31.
The Golden Flashes head south to take on Florida Gulf Coast on Friday. Lucky them.
Central Michigan Jumps Out to Big Lead, Holds on to Beat Vanderbilt, 92-75
Like they did against Purdue, the Chippewas jumped out to an early lead. Unlike their game against the Boilermakers, the Chippewas were able to hold on this one.
Cassie Breen was huge for the Chippewas, especially when Vanderbilt tried to make a run at the beginning of the 4th quarter. Breen finished with 31 while Presley Hudson finished with 21 and 6 dimes.
Sue Guevara earned her 300th win in division 1 and 356th as a college head coach.
#5 Louisville Too Much For Rockets, Win 90-55.
Toledo put up a good fight early. The Rockets could run with the talented Cardinals, but just couldn’t put the ball in the basket. Eventually the size of the Cardinals combined with the inability for the Rockets to shoot ended in the blowout. The Rockets did show heart, making a run early in the 3rd quarter before the game finally got out of hand.
The Cardinals out rebounded the Rockets 57-27 but the real telling stat was field goals made. Toledo hit 18 shots while the Cardinals hit 30. They attempted 60 and 62 shots, respectively.
Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott led the Rockets with 16.