Kent State women pick up road victory over Ohio

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Record-Courier staff report

The Kent State women's basketball continues to show strides of improvement as it closes out the season.

The Golden Flashes have now won four of their seven wins on the season within the last month, with the latest coming on Wednesday when KSU picked up a 69-64 road victory over Ohio University.

The Bobcats had previously defeated Kent State on Jan. 15 rather handily by a score of 76-59 at the M.A.C. Center in Kent.

On Wednesday, the Flashes placed four players in double-digits for scoring led by Ashley Evans' 18 points. Evans also added six rebounds in the game.

Joining her in double figures were Montia Johnson (13 points), Rachel Mendelsohn (13) and Larissa Lurken (12). Johnson posted a double-double by also clearing off 11 Bobcats (9-19, 4-13 MAC) caroms.

Helping facilitate the offense, KSU (7-21, 4-13 MAC) point guard Mikell Chinn had six assists.

Kent State's defense held Ohio to 41.4 percent shooting from the floor, including a poor 5-of-27 from 3-point range.

The dismal Bobcats shooting helped the Flashes overcome the fact that they turned the ball over 21 times against Ohio's 10.

The game was relatively tight throughout, with the score being tied seven times, along with nine lead changes.

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