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
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.