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RE: Women's basketball 2017-18
The women play at league-leading Central Michigan (4-0, 12-3 overall) at 1 p.m. Saturday. Game is on ESPN3.

Eastern has two returning all-MAC players (point guard Presley Hudson, third in scoring at 18.8, and forward Tinara Moore, sixth at 16.9). Forward Reyna Frost is having an all-MAC season at 14 points and 13.3 rebounds (third in the nation) a game.

Kent State is 2-2 and tied for second in the MAC East with Ohio. Buffalo is first at 3-1. Flashes are 9-7 overall.

Five KSU players average at least eight points a game. Starting point guard Naddiyah Cross, who averages 5.8, had a career-high 24 in a 76-69 win over Eastern Michigan Wednesday.

Full preview is on the blog at http://wbbflashes.com.
01-12-2018 10:26 PM
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The Kent State women came as close at any MAC team has to first-place Central Michigan Saturday but lost to the Chippewas on the road, 88-84.

Central is the only unbeaten team in MAC play at 5-0. The Chippewas had won their last three games by an average of 26 points. Their only close conference game was at 14-1 Ball State, where they also won by four points. Central, 13-3 overall, has won 14 straight games at home and 20 of its last 21 in Mount Pleasant. 

Kent State is now 2-3 in the MAC and 9-8 overall.

KSU scored the first basket, but Central led the rest of the game. Kent State cut CMU's lead to three points in the third quarter and outscored Central 11-2 over the last four minutes. The final margin was four because Megan Carter hit a three-point shot at the final buzzer.

Carter had a career-high 27 points. Jordan Korinek, the MAC's third-leading scorer, had 28 for the Flashes.

Kent State shot a season-beat 54 percent from the field.

Cassie Breen led Central with 26 points and made seven of 12 three-point shots.

Full story on the blog at http://wbbflashes.com.
(This post was last modified: 01-13-2018 06:51 PM by cschierh.)
01-13-2018 03:19 PM
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The women play at Bowling Green Wednesday. Game is on ESPN3.

BG, which has been down for three years, went a surprising (to me) 8-3 in the non-conference season. But they're 1-4 in the MAC and won their first game Saturday against Akron, 66-64. They came from 12 points down in the fourth quarter.

Carly Santoro, a 5-10 guard, averages a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) for Bowling Green.

If Kent State is going to do anything in the MAC East, this is a game they need to win. They swept BG last season, one on a last-second shot.

Preview is on the blog at http://wbbflashes.com and includes a look at where Kent State and BG stand in the league's key statistical categories.
01-16-2018 12:17 AM
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(01-16-2018 12:17 AM)cschierh Wrote:  The women play at Bowling Green Wednesday. Game is on ESPN3.

BG, which has been down for three years, went a surprising (to me) 8-3 in the non-conference season. But they're 1-4 in the MAC and won their first game Saturday against Akron, 66-64. They came from 12 points down in the fourth quarter.

Carly Santoro, a 5-10 guard, averages a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) for Bowling Green.

If Kent State is going to do anything in the MAC East, this is a game they need to win. They swept BG last season, one on a last-second shot.

Preview is on the blog at http://wbbflashes.com and includes a look at where Kent State and BG stand in the league's key statistical categories.

Here's to hoping that KSU can get the road win and continue to improve as the MAC season moves forward. Seems as though they are struggling to find a consistent rotation.
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Bowling Green outscored Kent State 20-12 in the fourth quarter and beat the Flashes Wednesday, 60-50.

Kent State committed 20 turnovers and made only three of 19 three-point shots.

Bowling Green shut down Kent’s Jordan Korinek, the MAC’s leading scorer going into the game. Korinek scored only seven points and was able to take only six shots against a Bowling Green defense that played her physically inside. Korinek had averaged 20.4 points a game.

Ali Poole led Kent State with 17 points, 12 of them in the first quarter. Megan Carter had 12. McKenna Stephens had a career-high 13 rebounds.

Kent State drops to 9-9 on the season and 2-4 in the MAC. Bowling Green is 10-7 and 2-4 in the conference.

Story on the blog at http://wbbflashes.com.
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Beforehand, I thought Kent State should win this game. It was the first time in the two years Starkey has been coach that they have lost a game I expected them to win. They've lost plenty of games, but the losses have been in toss-up games or against clearly better teams.

In his postgame interview, Starkey sounded very frustrated with turnovers and his team's inconsistency in play and effort.

At 2-4, the Flashes are tied with BG and Miami for third in the MAC East and have a worse overall record than both of those teams. Buffalo is first at 5-1, Ohio second at 3-3.

Division play really nothing except a trophy. Seeding in the MAC Tournament is done by overall MAC record. 2-4 is tied with four other teams for eighth best in the conference. Eighth is the bottom seed for a home tournament game.

KSU plays Ball State, which started the season 12-0, on Saturday. Ball State lost its second straight Wednesday to Toledo and is 15-3 and 3-3 in the conference. After KSU plays Ball State, it travels to Toledo (12-5, 4-2). The Flashes could easily be 2-6 in a week.

The solution is pretty clear: Fewer turnovers, more consistent scoring. I have no idea how likely that is. I don't think Starkey does, either.
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