Kent Rolls To 10th Straight With Win at Western Michigan

Updated 1/23/2000
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In women's action January 22, Kent defeated Western Michigan in a battle of divisional leaders, 75-70 in Kalamazoo for its 10th consecutive victory. The Golden Flashes (13-4, 7-0), who led the Broncos 40-15 at halftime, were led by 21 points from Julie Studer and 20 from Dawn Zerman. Western Michigan (8-8, 5-1), which had its six-game winning streak end, were paced by 20 points each from Shelsea Erving and Kristin Koetsier.

In other action, Miami won its 10th game of the season with a 100-69 win at home against Bowling Green. The RedHawks' Jenny Martin scored 29 points and set a MAC record with nine three-point field goals made in the league win. Miami (10-7, 4-3) also tied a league mark with 16 three-pointers made in 31 attempts. Kelli Stamper came off the bench for the RedHawks and scored 20 points in 21 minutes. Bowling Green (4-14 2-6) was led by Sherry Kahle's 16 points.

Central Michigan (7-11, 4-3) had four players score in double digits as the Chippewas won their second straight game with a 68-59 win over Marshall. Shelly Woods paced CMU with 22 points and had a game-tying 10 rebounds, while Vershaun Jones chipped in with 12 points and 10 caroms. Marshall (6-11, 0-6), which lost its 14th straight regular season league contest, was led by 15 points from both Yashico Stevens and Brandy Robertson.

Kim Kilpella had 20 points and Sonia Ortega added 17 points and 13 rebounds as Buffalo held on for a 70-58 win at Akron. The Bulls (14-4, 4-3) also received 12 points from Tiffany Bell and 11 from Colleen Tabor. Akron (5-12, 1-5) was paced by Cheryl Bowles' 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Ohio ended a four-game losing streak with a 77-67 win at Northern Illinois. Five Bobcats reached double digits in scoring, paced by Cathy Szall's 16 points and Bonita Whitfield's 13. Lori Moorman, Heather Laughlin and Lisa Hindenlang each had 12 points for Ohio, which improved to 7-10 and 2-4. Northern Illinois (3-14, 2-4) was led by 22 points from Charbea Haller.

In the lone game on Sunday, Ball State won its fourth straight game with a 64-57 win at home against Toledo. The win for the Cardinals (12-5, 5-1) moved them into a first-place tie with Western Michigan, while the loss for Toledo (8-9, 5-2) ended a five-game winning streak. Laurie Kitts led four BSU players in double digits in scoring with 18 points and Tamara Bowie had 13 points and seven rebounds. Christy Jones had a game-high 14 rebounds for the Cardinals to go with 10 points. Kahli Carter came off the bench to lead Toledo with 19 points.