Women’s basketball struggles to win against Eastern Michigan

Matt Lofgren

The Kent State women’s basketball team fell to 4-7 in the Mid-American Conference (5-16 overall) Saturday at Eastern Michigan, falling to the Eagles 83-47.

Freshman guard Itziar Llobet led all Flashes in scoring with 13 points while junior forward Diamon Beckford and junior guard Tamzin Barroilhet each added 10 points.

Eastern Michigan guard Tavelyn James and the rest of the Eagles made a record setting 10 3-pointers to finish the game with 40 points.

The Flashes could not find an answer to the hot shooters for the Eagles. Shooting 33.3 percent from the floor in both halves, Eastern Michigan ran away with the lead.

Losing in every major stat category in the game, the Flashes were out rebounded 50-26, including the offensive rebounding battle, in which they were out rebounded 21-5. The team also committed 20 turnovers, which the Eagles turned into 28 points.

On top of struggling guard James and her perimeter game, the Flashes allowed the Eagles to score 42 points in the paint.

The Flashes will return home this week to host Miami Wednesday at the M.A.C. Center. The game will begin at 7 p.m.

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