Kent -- Kent State (2-11) started the year off right, beating Bethune-Cookman (5-7) 73-55 in front of a home crowd Wednesday night.
The Flashes took a two point lead five minutes into the game and never looked back, leading the Wildcats by as much as 20 points late in the second half. Four Kent State players scored in double figures and the Flashes pounded the glass, out-rebounding Bethune-Cookman 45-to-32. Kent State also had their highest three-point percentage of the season, making five of their nine attempts.
Trisha Krewson led the way in scoring for the second game in a row. She had 22 points, including going 3-for-5 from beyond the arc. Tamzin Barroilhet had a double-double, scoring 11 and picking up ten rebounds.
Rachel Mendelsohn had a big night off the bench, scoring 14 points and grabbing eight rebounds, both career highs. She was a perfect 8-for-8 in free throws. Amber Dunlap tied her career-high in scoring, netting 16 points in her second start as a Golden Flash.
The Flashes' 45 rebounds was the second highest total in a game this season. They also made a season-high 26 free throws. 73 points was the most points they have scored in a game thus far; 41 points in the first half tied for the second-most points scored in a single half this year.
Chastity Rene Taylor led Bethune-Cookman in scoring with 16 points.
Kent State gets into Mid-American Conference play on Jan. 10 as the Flashes travel to Bowling Green, followed by a home date with Buffalo on Jan. 16.