Kent State Women's Basketball Ready To Compete At Northern Arizona's Hilton Garden Inn Thanksgiving Classic
Golden Flashes take part in Northern Arizona's Thanksgiving tournament for second time in last six seasons.
The Kent State women's basketball team is set to take the Southwest by storm, taking part in Northern Arizona's Hilton Garden Inn Thanksgiving Classic this weekend in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Golden Flashes (1-2) will battle Utah Valley Friday (Nov. 25) at 4:30 p.m. (ET) at the Rolle Activity Center before battling the host Lumberjacks Saturday (Nov. 26) at 4:05 p.m. (ET).
Friday and Saturday's contests will be aired live on both ESPN Radio 990 AM and ESPN990.com, with Dave Wilson providing play-by-play commentary for a second straight season. Click the link above to listen live on your computer.
IN A FLASH
• Kent State is taking part in Northern Arizona's annual Thanksgiving tournament for the second time in the last six seasons. The Golden Flashes went 0-2 in their only previous trip to Flagstaff, Ariz., falling to the host Lumberjacks, 75-65, on Nov. 24, 2006 before losing to Minnesota, 70-67 the following day.
• Kent State is 5-2 all-time on Nov. 25, winning five straight before falling to the Gophers in 2006.
The Flashes host 2010-11 WNIT qualifier St. Bonaventure next Wednesday (Nov. 30) at 7 p.m. at the M.A.C. Center.
FLASH BACK VS. MOREHEAD STATE NOV. 18
• Junior forward Diamon Beckford received a pass on the wing from freshman guard Itziar Llobet and knocked down a three pointer with five seconds remaining to lift the Kent State women's basketball team to a 65-64 non-conference victory over Morehead State last Friday (Nov. 18) in the 2011-12 home opener at the M.A.C. Center.
The Golden Flashes picked up their first victory of the season, improving to 26-11 all-time in home openers – including 18-5 under 23rd-year head coach Bob Lindsay's guidance. Kent State has won nine of its last 10 M.A.C. Center lid lifters.
Four Flashes reached double figures, led by a double-double from junior guard Trisha Krewson. Krewson tallied 17 points -- 12 of which came in the first half – to go along with a career-high 12 rebounds (one offensive, nine defensive) and five assists to lead the team. Llobet recorded a career-high 13 points while Beckford added a career-best 17 and freshman forward Melanee Stubbs chipped in a career-high 10 off of the bench. Beckford and Stubbs also hauled in eight rebounds apiece to help Kent State's cause, both achieving career highs.