Cleveland State’s Corey Coleman made a four-foot floater with eight seconds to go, Krista White’s layout attempt at the buzzer went off of the rim and Kent State lost 69-67 in Cleveland. The loss drops the Flashes to 1-7 on the season.
Cici Shannon led KSU with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Jodan Korinek had 13 and Larissa Lurken 12.
The Flashes trailed by 11 points with three minutes to go in the first half, but closed it to five at halftime, then took the lede about five minutes into the second half. They led by as many as eight.
But Cleveland State scored the game’s last nine points, putting intense full-court pressure on Kent in the last two minutes to force four turnovers. Point guard Naddiyah Cross fouled out at with 1:51 to go. Mikell Chinn, Kent’s usually starter at point, missed her second straight game with a concussion.
Korinek, who had her best game of her young career, also fouled out. Shannon, Ridout and Melissa Stubbs all had four fouls.