Dingle’s career-high helps Flashes extend win streak

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Junior guard Alexa Golden is fouled as she drives to the rim in a 75-60 loss at Akron’s James A. Rhodes Arena Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. 

Ian Kreider

Freshman guard Asiah Dingle finished with a team-high 17 points, leading the Kent State women’s basketball team (5-4) to the 76-64 win over St. Bonaventure (3-8).

Dingle finished with five of the Flashes 15 assists. It was also her first game this season without a turnover. She also had one of her best shooting performances of the season. 

Freshman forward Lindsey Thall and junior guard Ali Poole combined for 27 points on 11-for-18 from the field. Thall finished with 14 points, shooting 54.5%. It was her second-highest total of the season, and the fourth time she has shot 50% or better on the season. 

The freshmen Flashes combined for 35 points on 13-for-27 shooting from the field.

The Flashes had a 42-31 lead at the half behind impressive shooting from Thall and senior guard Alexa Golden. Golden finished the half with eight points.

Kent State’s offense slowed down in the second half, shooting 40% from the field after a more efficient first half. They also committed seven turnovers with only four assists. However, the Flashes were able to retain the lead as a result of converting on their trips to the foul line, finishing the second half 13-for-14 from the line.

The Bonnies also shot 5-for-9 from deep in the second half, but the Flashes’ aggressive play style and efficiency from the line  allowed them to hold on for the win.

The Flashes are 3-1 in games where they score at least 70 points.

The Flashes will look to continue their win streak on Friday as they take on NJIT (3-8)  at 2 pm. The Highlanders are coming off back-to-back double digit wins.

Ian Kreider is the sports editor. Contact him at [email protected]