Kent State women’s basketball loses to Toledo

Matt Lofgren

The Kent State women’s basketball team (5-15, 4-6 Mid-American Conference East) fell to Toledo (15-7, 8-2 MAC West) 66-55 Saturday afternoon at the M.A.C. Center.

Coming off back-to-back losses against Ball State and Northern Illinois, the Flashes came out shooting in the basement from the floor and struggled to find answers. By halftime, the team had only accumulated 18 points.

Falling down as many as 23 in the game, the Flashes worked back into the game on the backs of good defense and offense found late in the game. Toledo turned the ball over 27 times in the game. The Flashes turned those turnovers into 24 points while only turning the ball over 18 times themselves.

Three Flashes finished the game in double figures led by junior forward Dimond Beckford and junior guard Tamzin Barroilhet’s 12 points followed by junior guard Trisha Krewson’s 11 points.

Saturday’s loss is the third loss in a row for the Flashes after a three game winning streak. Statistically, the Flashes struggled most shooting beyond the arc where the team was 3-18 (16.7 percent) while struggling to make it to the free throw line with only six attempts.

Toledo was able to outwork the Flashes on the glass by out-rebounding Kent by a healthy 41-28 margin.

The Flashes have a week off before traveling to Eastern Michigan, who currently leads the MAC West division, Saturday at 2 p.m.