YSU: Women drubbed by Kent State

KENT — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team went scoreless for a stretch of almost 11 minutes and struggled offensively all night in a 62-34 loss at Kent State on Tuesday at the M.A.C. Center.

YSU (4-1) trailed 9-5 at the six-minute mark of the first period, but did not score again until 5:07 remained in the second quarter. During that time, Kent State built a 24-5 advantage.

McKenah Peters led the Penguins with 13 points, and Alison Smolinski finished with 12. The Penguins shot 17.2 percent from the field, going 11-for-64 overall and 7-for-34 from 3-point range.

Megan Carter scored 20 points, and Mariah Modkins had 14 for Kent State, which won its third straight contest and improved to 3-2. The Golden Flashes led 35-16 at halftime and 48-18 after three periods.

Youngstown State will host Yale on Friday at 7 p.m. in Beeghly Center.