Record-Courier staff report
Kent State's worst shooting performance of the season led to a defeat in their first conference game at the hands of Bowling Green 69-33 Thursday night on the Falcons' floor.
Kent State (2-12, 0-1 MAC) shot a season-low 24 percent from field goal range in the game, including making just 4-of-18 attempts in the first half. The Flashes went from 9:40 on the clock in the first to 14:26 in the second half without a made field goal. Thirty-three total points and 14 points in the first half were also season-lows.
The Flashes battled well on the boards, grabbing 35 rebounds to Bowling Green's 37, including 12 offensive rebounds.
The game started with good momentum for Kent State as Trisha Krewson made a 3-pointer and Amber Dunlap hit a layup that put the Flashes up 5-0, forcing a Bowling Green timeout. The Falcons (10-4, 1-0) took over after that point and put the game out of reach, leading 35-14 going into the halftime.
Krewson had a team-high 11 points and eight rebounds, including shooting a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. Ashley Evans scored eight points for the Flashes.
Bowling Green's bench led the way in its win, scoring 40 of the team's 69 points. Deborah Hoekstra and Katrina Salinas, both non-starters, netted 12 points apiece. Allison Papenfuss had 10 points and eight rebounds, also from the bench.