Basketball splits with Bowling Green


Senior center Khaliq Spicer (left) and senior forward Chris Ortiz (right) both jump high to make a basket in the game against the Marist Red Foxes on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Eric Pitcher

The Kent State men and women’s basketball teams split with Bowling Green State University this past weekend as both teams would continue their streaks. The women’s team lost their tenth straight game, with a final score of 71-49, and the men’s team won their fourth-straight game 62-59.

The women Flashes (3-14, 0-7 Mid-American Conference) had a small lead at the end of the first quarter, but that did not last long. The Falcons (7-9, 3-4 MAC) came out in the second quarter on fire as they went 5-9 from deep, including three in a row to end the first half.

It was a rough game for the women, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The Flashes tied their season low for points scored in a game with 49, shooting only 26.5 percent from the field and finishing the game with only six assists. 

Sophomore forward Jordan Korinek, who finished the game with 14 points and five rebounds, led the Flashes.

The men’s team, however, was able to win their fourth game in a row and improve to a 14-5 (5-1 MAC) record.

Holding Bowling Green (12-7 3-3 MAC) to well under 50 percent in the first half, the game was a defensive one for Kent State. The Falcons made only two of their first 15 field goal attempts. Continuing on a cold streak, Bowling Green was only 6-30 over the first 20 minutes; 1-10 from behind the three-point line.  

The Flashes were led on the offensive end by redshirt junior Jimmy Hall, who had a double-double scoring 26 points and pulled down 16 rebounds.

The men’s team will be against Eastern Michigan University Tuesday at 7 p.m., and the women will be taking on Northern Illinois University Wednesday at 7 p.m. , looking to snap that 10 game losing streak. Both games are home.