Ohio storms past Kent State women in second half

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Record-Courier staff report

The Kent State (3-12, 0-4 MAC) women's basketball team put together a solid first half to capture a 32-28 lead over visiting Ohio (8-7, 3-1), but faltered heavily down the stretch to eventually lose 76-59 to the Bobcats at the M.A.C. Center in Kent on Wednesday.

The loss overshadowed a career-high for senior Amber Dunlap, who scored 19 points.

For the Flashes, the first half was filled with solid offense, with KSU hitting for 50 percent from the field. The team also dominated the boards, out-rebounding Ohio 25-13.

Ohio was rejuvenated to start the second half, though. The Bobcats raced to a 16-2 run to open the second half and took full control of the game.

Kent State's offense was boosted by 16 second-chance points that came via 22 offensive rebounds.

Ashley Evans followed Dunlap in scoring with 12 points for the Golden Flashes. Montia Johnson led the team in rebounds with eight. KSU's Mikell Chinn finished the night with four assists.

The PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge comes back in to play for Kent State this Saturday when the Golden Flashes take the short trip to Akron to take on the Zips at 1:30 p.m.

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