Western Michigan dominated Kent State inside and beat the Flashes 66-61 in Kent.
Western outrebounded KSU, 40-27, blocked nine Kent State shots and outscored the Flashes in the paint 38-22.
Kent State drops to 8-7 on the season and 1-2 in the Mid=American Conference. Western is 9-6 and 2-1 in the conference.
Western led almost the entire game. Kent State pulled within two points at the end of the third quarter, but the Broncos scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter. KSU got within six twice in the last two minutes.
Western jumped to a 10-2 lead and never trailed.
Jordan Korinek had 22 points for Kent State, 18 in the second half. Megan Carter had 15 and Ali Poole nine.
Center Marley Hill had 15 points, six blocked shots, four rebounds and three steals for Western Michigan. All-MAC forward Breanna Mobley had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Point guard Deja Wimby led Western with 17 points.
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