Kent's 12-Game Winning Streak Snapped; Marshall Wins First MAC Game

Updated 2/3/2000
Three games last night in women's Mid-American Conference action, and three upsets by home teams. The biggest of the three was Miami ending Kent's 12-game winning streak with a 74-72 victory in Oxford. The RedHawks (12-7, 6-3) used a 65 percent shooting performance as a team and a career-high and a Miami record-tying 32 points from Jenny Martin to dispose of the Golden Flashes, who fell to 15-5 and 8-1 in league play. The loss for Kent also ended the team's 18 consecutive regular season MAC wins. Jamie Stewart added 11 points for Miami, which also received 10 points each from Heather Cusick and AuBree Hamilton. Hamilton also blocked five shots. Kent was led by Carrie Nance and Dawn Zerman, who each had 18 points.

In other action, Marshall won its first league contest of the year, defeating Bowling Green 69-59. The win for the Thundering Herd (7-14, 1-9) ended the team's current four-game skid and also stopped a 17-game conference regular season losing streak. Marshall's Toni Patillo led all scorers with 16 points, while Yashico Stevens contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds. Bowling Green (5-15, 3-7) was paced by Afra Smith's 14 points and Angie Farmer's 13.

Northern Illinois improved to 5-15 overall and 4-5 in MAC play with a 61-60 win against Toledo. Charbea Haller netted 25 points for the Huskies, who also received 13 from Kristan Knake and 10 from Michelle Johnson. Knake and Johnson also added 10 boards each. Toledo (8-11, 5-4) was led by Courtney Risinger's 20 points and Adriane Bryant's 13.

Three more league contests are slated for Thursday. Buffalo travels to Ball State, Eastern Michigan faces Western Michigan in Kalamazoo and Akron hosts Ohio.