Flashes lose big at home

Kent State guard Larissa Lurken looks for an open pass to a teammate in Wednesday’s game against Ohio University at the MAC Center. The Flashes lost 54-93. Jan. 20, 2016.

Eric Pitcher

The visiting Ohio University Bobcats (14-3, 6-0 Mid-American Conference) handed the Kent State women’s basketball team(3-13, 0-6 MAC) their ninth-straight loss by a final score of 93-54 on Wednesday night.

“Ohio is a very good three-point shooting team,” coach Danielle O’ Banion said.

The Bobcats shot 67 percent from behind the arc. Of the eight Bobcats that scored throughout the night, four of them were in double figures.

At the end of the first quarter, the Flashes looked to make it a game trailing the Bobcats 27-21. Coming out of the break though, the Bobcats were determined to put the Flashes away and put them away early.

After going on an 11-0 run and hitting three straight threes, O’ Banion had seen enough and called a full timeout. Even after the timeout, the Bobcats kept their foot on the gas pedal, outscoring the Flashes 24-11 in the second quarter and taking a 19-point lead into the half.

The Bobcats’ Lexie Baldwin didn’t miss a shot in the second quarter and finished the first half with 16 points. Baldwin would be the game’s high scorer, finishing with 19 points. Baldwin wasn’t alone, though, as her teammate Jasmine Weatherspoon would add 14 points and eleven rebounds.

Coming out of the second half, the Flashes looked to climb their way back into the game as freshman Jordan Korinek, who has averaged a team-high 15.4 points per game, was a one-women wrecking ball in the third half.

Korinek went 3-4 from the field and added 2 points from the line, scoring 10 of the Flashes’ 11 points in the third quarter. Jordan finished the game with a team-high 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Along with Korinek was freshman Tyra James, who added 12 of her own points for Kent State.

Even with the surge and domination from Korinek and James, in the end the Bobcats’ outside shooting was just too much for the Flashes to overcome.

Kent State’s next game comes Saturday, where they will travel to Bowling Green State University to take on the Falcons in MAC conference play and look to end their nine-game skid.