Bulls storm Kent, keep KSU women from first MAC win

Record-Courier staff report Published:

Record-Courier staff report

The on-court hardships continue for the Kent State women's basketball team.

The Golden Flashes were unable to find anyting comfortable at home on Tuesday, losing to the visiting Buffalo Bulls 69-54 inside the M.A.C. Center in Kent.

Buffalo (5-11, 3-0 MAC) jumped out to a 37-20 lead at halftime, before Kent State was able to battle them relatively evenly -- 32-30 -- through the second half.

Sloane Walton came off the bench to lead the Bulls in scoring with 16 points. She hit six of her nine field goals, including 3-of-6 from behind the 3-point arc. Joining her in double-digits were Cherridy Thornton with 14 points and Christa Baccas, who also came off the bench, with 12 points. Baccas also added a game-high 14 rebounds, while also blocking three shots.

Kent State's offense was led by Trisha Krewson's 14 points. Tamzin Barroilhet turned in another all-around game, scoring 12 points, grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out four assists. She also had two steals and a blocked shot, but also had eight turnovers.

Turnovers had a profound impact on the game for the Flashes, who finished the night with 23. Meanwhile, for the game, Kent State managed to shoot only 31.6 percent from the floor and 25 percent from the 3-point line.

n Other women's basketball scores from around the Mid-American Conference:

Bowling Green 73, Ball State 42

Central Michigan 72, Western Michigan 58

Toledo 56, Eastern Michigan 40

Akron 63, Northern Illinois 52

Top 25 women's basketball

No. 18 Dayton 95, La Salle 47

DAYTON -- Amber Deane scored 20 points and No. 18 Dayton shot a season-best 57.6 percent (38 of 66) in a 95-47 Atlantic 10 Conference rout of La Salle on Wednesday night.

The Flyers (14-1, 2-0) were even hotter in the first half, when they shot 70 percent (21 of 30) to grab a 51-22 halftime lead.

Dayton's pace slowed at the start of the second half, when it went nearly 3 minutes without a point, but the situation continued to worsen for the Explorers (5-12, 1-1). They scored two points in the first 7 minutes.

Cassie Sant scored 15 points, Kelley Austria 14 and Olivia Applewhite 13 for the Flyers, who got eight each from Ally Malott, Samantha MacKay and Andrea Hoover. Deane and Applewhite had 10 rebounds apiece.

Ebonee Jones had 12 points and Brittany Wilson 10 for La Salle, which was coming off a 72-46 win over Rhode Island.

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