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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

A bittersweet end to a banner season for women’s basketball

Just like that, it was over.Less than 24 hours after the women’s basketball team advanced to the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals, Kent State’s hope for an NCAA Tournament bid vanished.“I...

Senior Megan Carter [31] scores a basket making the score 18-12 against Miami University on Sat. Feb. 22, 2020. Kent State University won 80-75 against Miami University.

Women’s basketball hangs on to beat Miami at home

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter February 22, 2020

With 4:58 to go, redshirt senior guard Megan Carter grabbed her 10th rebound, achieving her first career double-double in Kent State’s 80-75 win over Miami on Senior Day.“I actually surprised myself...

Freshman guard Hannah Young dribbles during the first half of Kent States matchup against NIU on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2018. Kent State won, 87-78. 

Poole’s career-high leads Flashes to statement win against NIU

Henry Palattella January 9, 2019

After Kent State’s 92-38 drubbing of Clarion on Dec. 31, Kent State women’s basketball coach Todd Starkey praised the state of the Mid-American Conference, calling his first three years in the conference...

Megan Carter shoots a layup against Ball State. Carter finished with seven points in a 79-58 loss on Jan. 20, 2018.

Struggling Flashes can’t overcome slow start in loss to Ball State

Cameron Hoover January 20, 2018

It’s a story Kent State (9-10, 2-5 Mid-American Conference) has heard all too often this season:Unforced turnovers and poor three-point shooting sunk the Flashes again as the team dropped its third straight...

Kent State junior guard Alexa Golden dribbles past Youngstown State freshman forward Amara Chikwe at Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. [FILE]

Turnovers plague Flashes in 60-50 loss

Scott Lendak January 17, 2018

Bowling Green had just one Mid-American Conference win before Wednesday’s matchup with Kent State, but the Falcons improved their MAC record after a 60-50 home win against the Flashes.Going into the...

Kent State sophomore guard Ali Poole dribbles the ball past Youngstown State junior guard Nikki Arbanas Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. The Flashes beat the Penguins, 55-44. 

Flashes can’t stop Woods in close road loss to Northern Illinois

Cameron Hoover January 3, 2018

Kent State had a chance to inbound the ball down a point with 4.3 seconds remaining Wednesday night against Northern Illinois.After a timeout, sophomore guard Ali Poole looked for Megan Carter near the...

Kent State senior forward Larissa Lurken drives into the lane against Northern Illinois University senior guard Ally Lehman at the M.A.C. Center on Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017.

Women’s basketball upends Western Michigan

Henry Palattella January 18, 2017

The Achilles' heel of the women’s basketball team over the past couple years has been the fact they’ve made a habit of digging themselves into early holes that they can’t crawl out of.For the first...

Senior guard Larissa Lurken drives towards the basket during the second half against Ball State at the M.A.C. Center on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2016. Kent State won, 59-50.

Rough second half dooms Flashes in loss to Ball State

Henry Palattella January 5, 2017

The Kent State women’s basketball team was right where it wanted to be after 20 minutes of play in Wednesday's game against Ball State University.Senior guard Larissa Lurken made two key defensive stops...

Redshirt freshman guard Megan Carter drives to the basket against Fort Wayne Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 in the M.A.C. Center. The Flashes won 66-55.

Poole starts, shines against Wright State

Henry Palattella December 7, 2016

Kent State freshman guard Ali Poole made the most of her first start of her collegiate career Wednesday, scoring 19 points to help lead the Flashes (4-4) to a 79-69 road victory over Wright State University...

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