Eastern Michigan University’s women’s basketball team fell 67-54 to the Kent State Golden Flashes after a poor shooting performance Wednesday night at the Convocation Center.
Sophomore Courtnie Lewis, redshirt sophomore Corrione Cardwell and sophomore Autumn Hudson led the way in scoring for the Eagles.
Hudson led the Eagles in scoring with 13 points. Lewis was one point behind with 12, and Cardwell was last in line with 10. Kent State’s Alexa Golden led all scorers with 17 points.
The Eagles (10-12, 3-8 MAC) struggled with shooting the ball in the first half, making only 8 of 29 attempts. Meanwhile, the Golden Flashes (13-9, 6-5 MAC) made about 48 percent of its shots.
“Our field goal percentage in the first half was atrocious,” Head coach Fred Castro said.
Scoring struggles in the second quarter caused the Eagles to face a 16-point deficit with under a minute left. Throughout the first half, Kent State was dominant at crashing the glass. The Golden Flashes outrebounded the Eagles 24-16. Kent State was able to close the half leading by double-digits.
Despite struggles in the first half, EMU improved from the floor in the second half. In fact, the Eagles had an edge over the Golden Flashes in shooting percentages during the second half. EMU made 12 out of 32 attempts. KSU only made 7 of 22 throughout the half. The Golden Flashes shot 20 percent from the floor during the fourth quarter alone.
However, even with the improvement in shooting percentages, the Eagles still remained down by double digits, eventually losing by 13 points.
The Eagles will face the University of Akron in the Convocation Center Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.