Staff report

Northern Illinois 65,?Kent State 43

The Golden Flashes fell to 0-8 in the Mid-American Conference and 3-16 overall with a road loss to the Huskies on Wednesday night.

Forward Montia Johnson led the Golden Flashes with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting with 10 rebounds in 30 minutes.

The Huskies (8-10, 4-4) had four players score in double-figures, led by Amanda Corral’s 13 points.

The Huskies shot 48 percent from the field (26-of-54) and the Flashes shot just 41 percent (18-of-44).

The Flashes shot under 50 percent from the free-throw line (7-of-15) and turned the ball over 16 times to the Huskies’ nine.

The Golden Flashes return to Kent on Sunday to face Ball State, seeking their first conference win.