Women’s basketball to take on Akron


Coach Danielle O’Banion cheers on her team as they take on Ball State in the MAC Center on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The Flashes won 59-50.

Eric Pitcher

It’s that time of the year again: Battle of the Wagon Wheel. The Flashes will take the short trip over to Akron to compete against the Zips on Wednesday in their first match-up of the year. Kent State is 5-17; and 2-10 in the Mid-American Conference. The Flashes are coming off of their biggest win in five years as they upset Ball State University.

​In Kent State’s last four games against Akron, they have been giving up a league best 59.25 points per game. It hasn’t been a cakewalk, either, as the Flashes’ last four opponents have a combined record of 53-41.

​Akron is 7-3 at home and Kent State hasn’t had any luck on the road this year as all five of their wins have been at home.

​The Flashes are going to have their hands full on the defensive end as Akron’s senior Anita Brown is averaging 21.6 points per game and shooting just a little over 43 percent from the field.

​Kent State’s top scorer is sophomore Jordan Korinek. Korinek is averaging six points less than Brown’s.

​In the last eight years Kent State has been 1-7, with its last win coming at home back in 2012 when they defeated the Zips 77-76.

​Tip-off for the upcoming game is 7 p.m..

Eric Pitcher is a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].