Kent State women fall at home to RedHawks

Special to the Record-Courier Published:

Kent -- Despite having one of their best defensive games of the season, Kent State (2-17, 0-6) was unable to shut down a MAC East-leading Miami (13-6, 5-1) team that shot better then 50 percent in the game, including ten makes from beyond the arc.

The Flashes committed a season-low 13 turnovers and stole the ball eleven times in the game, tying a season second-best in steals. They forced Miami to turn the ball over 21 times.

However, Miami shot 55.8 percent from the field in the game, well above their season average of 42.2 percent. They went 10-for-20 from three-point range. Kent State made just two three-pointers in 21 attempts, the most tries they've had this year.

Kent State kept the game within a single-digit Miami-lead late into the first half, but the RedHawks came out of the locker room and padded their lead to put the game out of reach.

Nine players scored for the Golden Flashes in the losing effort, but no player finished in double-figures offensively.

Tamzin Barroilhet finished the game with nine points, six rebounds and three assists. All of her rebounds were on the offensive end. Jamie Hutcheson matched her with nine points, making both of the team's three-pointers.

Leslie Schaefer posted seven points and six rebounds. Rachel Mendelsohn had a career and team-high five steals.

Kirsten Olowinski had a game-high 15 points and eight rebounds for Miami. Haley Robertson contributed with 13 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Sunday's loss was the Golden Flashes' sixth-straight -- a streak dating back to a Jan. 10 loss at Bowling Green. Kent State remains winless inside of the MAC.

Kent State travels to Central Michigan (12-7, 6-0) on Thursday night for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff for their next contest.

Want to leave your comments?

Sign in or Register to comment.