Record-Courier staff report
Kent State's women's basketball team (3-8) ran into a second-half buzz-saw and fell to visiting St. Bonaventure 61-44 Friday night at the M.A.C. Center.
The Bonnies (10-4) broke a 19-19 halftime tie with authority by shooting 70 percent from the field in the second half, when they outscored the Golden Flashes 42-25.
Montia Johnson scored 14 of Kent State's 19 first-half points, but was limited to three points in the final 20 minutes. She finished with 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field, while the rest of the team shot 9-of-37 from the floor for a team field-goal shooting percentage of just 34 percent.
No other KSU player reached double figures, although CiCi Johnson grabbed a team-leading nine rebounds and blocked a pair of shots.
Chelsea Bowker scored 17 points to lead St. Bonaventure, while Gabrielle Richmond added 13 points and nine rebounds.
Kent State now has some time off before beginning conference play at home on Jan. 4, hosting Eastern Michigan.