McKenna Stephens and Jordan Korinek both had double-doubles to lead Kent State past Akron, 60-55, at the M.A.C. Center Saturday.
The two forwards have played together for four years. Korinek had 16 points and 10 rebounds against Akron; Stephens had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Korinek is a true senior and the No. 6 scorer in Kent State history. Stephens is a grad student, having gotten her degree in May. She returned because she had a year of eligibility left after transferring from Michigan State. Both players chose Kent State over offers from Akron when they were deciding on colleges.
The Flashes, who lost to Akron 76-60 in January, controlled Saturday’s game through three quarters, then held off an Akron rally that made it a two-point game with a minute to go.
Junior guard Alexa Golden made five of six foul shots in the fourth quarter and had 14 points overall.
The win breaks a five-game losing streak for Kent State, which is 5-11 in the MAC and 11-16 overall. The Flashes remain in 10th in the MAC. Akron is 2-14 and 8-19.
DETAILED STORY, INCLUDING QUOTES FROM STEPHENS, KORINEK AND COACH TODD STARKEY WILL FOLLOW AFTER THE MEN’S GAME.