Seniors lead the way in Kent State’s win over Toledo


Sophomore forward Marquiez Lawrence goes for the net during a game against Toledo in the M.A.C. Center on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The Flashes beat the Rockets, 67-60.

Stephen Means II

Box Score

In a game that went back and forth all night, the Flashes (13-5, 4-1 MAC) beat the Toledo Rockets, 67-60, on Wednesday night.

Senior guards Devareaux Manley and Kris Brewer and redshirt senior guard Derek Jackson combined for 49 points.

Manley led with 21 points, and Brewer and Jackson added 18 and 10 points respectively.

With this being their last year together, they plan to do whatever it take to win a Mid-American Conference championship.

“As seniors, our mindset is that we’re focused,” Manley said. “The biggest thing is that we’re all hungry.”

Junior center Nathan Boothe and sophomore guard Jonathan Williams led Toledo with 12 each.

The Flashes were able to hold the Rockets to 15 points under their season average of their previous 75.4 points per game, but the game wasn’t the Flashes’ best shooting night.

The Flashes went 27.8 percent from the three-point line, but coach Rob Senderoff said he felt that things shown in the stat sheet are not always what will win the game.

“You can’t look at shooting percentages because sometimes they’re a little misleading,” Senderoff said. “Sometimes things aren’t always shown in the box score.”

This game places Kent State in a tie with Bowling Green for first place in the MAC East.

The Flashes will travel to Muncie, Indiana Saturday to take on Ball State (7-9, 2-3 MAC) at 2 p.m.

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