The Golden Flashes Bring Home Win in Season Opener
The Kent State men's basketball team did not disappoint in tonight's season opener against Northern Kentucky. The Golden Flashes took down the Norse 79-57 in Truist Arena.
The Golden Flashes are now 2-0 in program history against the Norse. Flashes senior Miyrine Thomas proved to be an enormous contribution in his first game with Kent State. Thomas helped extend the first-half lead with his 8 points, going 4-4 in field goals. Despite foul troubles, Thomas and the Flashes continued to play strong and sturdy with a team total of 11 rebounds creating a 35-29 lead over the Norse.
It was not until the second half that the Flashes started to show the MAC what to expect this season. The second half was filled with more action and more scoring. The Flashes created a 27-point lead with less than five minutes left in the second half. The offense was working the Norse, going on a game-high 15-point run. Taking advantage of their chances, the Flashes scored 44 points in the second half and scored 67% from the 3-point line.
After just 5 first-half points for Sincere Carry, he scored a team-high 12 points. Carry tallied 17 points and seven assists, a game-high for both teams. A redshirt sophomore, VonCameron Davis, came off the bench following Carry with 13 points and two assists. Cli'ron Hornbeak picked up right where he left off last season, recording a career-high 13 rebounds which were also a team high. Jalen Sullinger added double digits, scoring two back-to-back 3s in the second half and a total of 10 points.
The Golden Flashes shot the ball well, making over 50% of their shots and tallying 13 3-pointers. The Flashes' bench proved they knew how to produce and help create over a 20-point lead to finish the first game of the 2022-23 season.
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Next up, the Golden Flashes return to the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on Thursday, Nov. 10 for their home opener against Baldwin Wallace at 5 p.m.
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