Women’s basketball faces first road test


Forward Naddiyah Cross sets up a play during a game against Colgate University on Nov. 15, 2015. The Flashes won 76-71.

Ty Sugick

Kent State women’s basketball team (1-1) will be on the road today to Indiana, where they will play Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (2-0).

This will be the first road test this season for the Flashes. The team went 2-14 last season and will look to change their road woes during this campaign.

The Flashes look to be the deeper and better team on paper, as they have a bit more experience and have played a better level of competition thus far. Guard Tyra James is looking to keep her hot-hand rolling and lead the team to its first road victory. 

James is averaging 18 points this season as a redshirt freshman.

The IPFW Mastodons have a high-scoring freshman of their own in guard Josie Fisher, who is currently averaging 20.5 points this season. The Mastodons are averaging 86.5 points per game this season, which is more than the Flashes’ 72 points per game.

The Flashes should be able to come in and set the pace early and use their backcourt depth to their advantage. This will also serve as a solid time to get junior guard Larissa Lurken back into the swing of the offense.

Look for sophomore forward Jordan Korinek to try to establish her presence in the post. She will be coming into the game as the team’s third leading scorer with 10 points per game.

Tip off is at 7 p.m. at the Gates Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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