Belmont 84, Kent State 60
Three career-high performances couldn’t offset hot shooting from the Belmont women’s basketball team. The host Bruins snapped a three-game losing streak by shooting 51 percent from the floor in beating Kent State (1-4) Sunday afternoon in Nashville.
Montia Johnson came off the bench and scored a game-high and career-high 20 points for KSU, which lost its fourth game in a row. Larissa Lurken added 17 points and Cici Shannon had 14. Both were career-high marks. Shannon had a double-double by grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds.
The Golden Flashes opened the game with a 6-0 run and led 13-6 after four minutes of action. But from there, Belmont (3-4) controlled the boards and was consistent shooting. Its defense also held Kent State scoreless for four-minute and eight-minute runs in the first half, as Belmont went into halftime with a commanding 20-point lead.
Katie Carroll led Belmont with four 3-pointers and 15 points.