Cleveland State battered Kent State for 17 offensive rebounds and forced 23 turnovers to beat the Flashes, 60-49.
The Vikings had eight more shots than the Flashes. At times that statistic reached as high as 16.
Jordan Korinek led KSU with 16 points, 12 in the second half, and 7 rebounds, 6 in the second half. Larissa Lurken had 12 and Tyra James 9.
Kent State had trouble getting the ball inside against CSU’s zone defense, especially in the first half, and made 4 of 18 three-point shots — 0 for 8 in the second half.
Cleveland State made eight three-pointers, though it took 30 shots. Six of those baskets came in the second quarter, when the Vikings outscored KSU 22-8.
It was CSU’s first victory of the season. The Vikings are now 1-4. Kent State is 2-4.
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