Wright State jumps to big first quarter lead and beats Flashes, 72-60

Wright State, ranked 23rd among mid-major women’s teams, jumped to a 26-17 first quarter lead and beat Kent State 72-60 at the M.A.C. Center Thursday.

The Flashes drop to 6-4 on the season. Wright State is 7-2.

Chelsea Welch, the Horizon League preseason player of the year, had 26 points and five assists for Wright State.

Jordan Korinek led Kent State with 22 points. Alexa Golden had 13 and McKenna Stephens 10.

Wright State scored on its nine of its first 11 possessions as KSU struggled defensively early. The Flashes eventually closed to within six points of the Raiders after the first basket of the fourth quarter but never got closer.

Box score

FULL STORY TO COME, WITH QUOTES FROM KORINEK AND COACH TODD STARKEY

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