The Kent State Golden Flashes moved to 8-5 on the season by knocking off the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 67-60, in each teams conference opener. The Eagles dropped to 4-8 on the season, but have shown flashes this season of what they are capable of.
This game looked over early, as Kent built a 21-11 first quarter lead, but the home team Eagles showed heart as they overcame a pair of double digit deficits and were tied going into the 4th quarter. A career high 16 points from Kent’s Megan Carter was too much, however. Carter was making her debut on the season.
Kent State held a 49-36 rebounding edge, and Jordan Kornicek scored 21 points to lead all scorers. McKenna Stephens added 17 and 12 boards. The Eagles were led by Sasha Dailey and Courtnie Lewis with 17 points each.
The Eagles will be kicking themselves after this game, as they only shot 12-25 from the free throw line and 2 for 20 from beyond the arch. Kent coaches will also have stuff for practice, as they weren’t much better at the line, only hitting 15-25. I am sure they weren’t happy with the 21 turnovers, either.
Kent State takes on the 8-4 Northern Illinois Huskies. Eastern Michigan takes on the 8-3 Bowling Green Falcons.