Kent State Hosts Western Kentucky on Sunday
Kent State (1-7) hopes to keep the momentum rolling as they look to take down Western Kentucky (6-2) in a 2:00 pm contest on Sunday (Dec. 9). The game will make the first time the Flashes have played back-to-back home games this season.
Missed shots and turnovers seem to be the methods of Kent State's losses so far this season. The team is averaging 23 turnovers a game and is shooting just 35% from the field, including 22% from three-point range. In the Flashes' only win, they had a season-low 14 turnovers.
Diamon Beckford leads the team in scoring, averaging 9.4 points per game. Tamzin Barroilhet follows close behind with 8.6 points per game and is averaging a team-high 6.3 rebounds. Ashley Evans has 27 assists.
Coach Danielle O'Banion is sticking with her goal to lessen playing time for her players. No one on the team is averaging more than 30 minutes of playing time a game. Offensively, Kent State has improved; mutliple players have scored double-figures in the last three games.
Kent State earned their first win, and head coach Danielle O'Banion's first career win, in a 71-62 victory Thursday night (Dec. 6) against Temple. Trisha Krewson had a team and season-high 18 points, including shooting 4-for-6 from three-point range. Barroilhet had a big game, netting 17 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. Beckford and Ashley Evans had 13 and 12 points, respectively. Kent State's defense played a big role in the win, forcing 19 turnovers which resulted in 28 points for the Flashes.
Western Kentucky brings a 6-3 record to the M.A.C.C. They most recently beat Morehead State 62-38. ALexis Govan leads the team in scoring, averaging 18.8 points. Chastitty Gooch is averaginig double-double with 15.4 points and 10.9 rebounds.
Santa Flash will be at Sunday's game to greet and visit fans. Also, fans can get into the game free with a ticket stub from the Dec. 6 game.
TV / RADIO
Listen to all the action on the Golden Flashes iHeart Radio channel or on 640 AM local radio. Dave Wilson will have the call. Video of the game will be streamed live via mac-sports.com.
NEXT UP FOR KENT STATE
The Golden Flashes have a week of for finals before hitting the road for two games before holiday break. They travel to St. Bonaventure on Dec. 18 and from there will play Morehead State on Dec. 21. Both games are at 7:00 pm.