Two MAC Schools Reach The Century Mark To Close Out The 20th Century

Updated 12/30/1999

In the final Mid-American Conference women's basketball games of the 20th century, two league schools eclipsed the 100 point barrier. Kent and Ohio each scored 103 points en route to home wins, one of which extended the Golden Flashes home winning streak to 23 straight games.

Julie Studer led Kent with a game-high 22 points and was one of five players to reach double figures for the Golden Flashes, who improved their record to 6-4 following a 103-61 win over Bucknell. Liz Beggs came off the bench to tally 18 points, as did Amanda Wolke (12) and Lisa Wube (10).

Ohio held off Oakland, 103-92, as five Bobcats reached double figures in points. Ohio (5-6) was paced by a career-high 28 points from Cathy Szall, 18 of which came on three pointers. Ronita Whitfield came off the bench to chip in 19 points, while Lori Moorman added 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

In other action involving league schools, Western Michigan defeated Campbell 84-68 to claim third place at Georgia Tech's tournament. Freshman Kristin Koetsier registered a career-best 31 points, while senior Shelsea Erving also added a career-best 30 points. The Broncos (3-7), which snapped a five-game losing streak, connected on 56 percent of their shots from the floor, including 62 percent in the second half.

Jessica Henry's game-high 21 points, including six, three pointers, paced Eastern Michigan to a 63-54 win at home over Illinois-Chicago. Stephanie Smiley added 19 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles, who improved to 6-5.

Toledo won on the road at Duquesne, 57-52, behind 18 points and nine rebounds from Jennifer Markwood. Courtney Risinger added 14 points for the Rockets (3-7).

In addition, Ball State had its two-game winning streak snapped at Cleveland State, 92-77. Shannon Copeland led five Cardinals (7-4) in double figures with 18 points, but the Vikings hit 13 three pointers in the game and also forced 24 Ball State turnovers.

Bowling Green (2-8) lost a seven point halftime lead and dropped its sixth consecutive game to Hampton, 78-70, in the consolation game of the Hokie Hardwood Classic. Northern Illinois (1-10) also lost a lead at the intermission, a three point lead, and lost at home to Detroit, 77-75. The Huskies, who were led by Michelle Johnson's 20 points and 11 rebounds, lost despite shooting 57 percent from the floor for the game.