Kent State lost a seven-point lead to Wright State in the last five minutes and fell to the Raiders 73-68 in. morning game at the MAC Center. .
To that point, the Flashes had clearly outplayed Wright State, which was 25-9 last year and is picked to finish second in the Horizon League.
But over those last five minutes, Kent State missed some shots, gave up some fast breaks, and Wright State’s Kim Demmings , the Horizon’ preseason player of the year, took over as a scorer and ball handler. Demmings scored 10 of her 26 points at the end.
Redshirt freshman Tyra James led Kent with 20 points, along with seven rebounds and three steals. Junior college transfer Chelsi Watson had 11 points and true freshman Megan Carter 9. Carter played extended minutes as KSU starting point guard Naddiyah Cross fouled out at the end of the third quarter.