WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Zips close season with road loss

In the final regular-season game of her career, redshirt senior Megan Sefcik became the 15th player to score more than 1,000 points in her Zips career as visiting UA fell 66-49 to Miami in a Mid-American Conference game on Saturday.

Haliegh Reinoehl led the Zips (16-13, 7-11) with 16 points, and Sefcik added 12. Lauren Dickerson had a game-high 19 points for Miami (22-7, 13-5).

No. 8 Akron will host No. 9 Eastern Michigan in a MAC Tournament first-round game at 5 p.m. Monday.

 

Kent State beats Buffalo

Kent State closed its regular season with a 62-53 MAC win over visiting Buffalo. The Golden Flashes (18-11, 11-7) scored on the opening possession and led wire-to-wire to earn the No. 5 seed in this week's conference tournament.

Asiah Dingle's 16 points topped four Golden Flashes in double figures. She was followed by Ali Poole with 15 points and Lindsey Thall (Strongsville) and Megan Carter each with 11. 

Theresa Onwuka and Cierra Dillard each scored 18 points for Buffalo (20-9, 12-6).

 

WRESTLING

Kent State advances two

Two Kent State wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Championships at the two-day Mid-American Conference Championships in Norfolk, Va.

Sophomore Andrew McNally (184 pounds) and junior Tim Rooney (133) each finished above their seed to earn a trip to Pittsburgh for the championships. Rooney went 2-0 Saturday for a third-place finish, capped by a 4-2 victory over No. 2 seed Mario Guillen of Ohio with a takedown in sudden victory of the consolation finals.

McNally dropped his finals bout 9-4 to No. 1 seed Dylan Wisman of Missouri.  In the second-place match, McNally used his 14th pin of the season to defeat Central Michigan’s Jordan Atienza. He finished 3-1 with a pair of pins at the tournament.

 

BASEBALL

Mountaineers sweep KSU

West Virginia swept a doubleheader from visiting Kent State, winning 6-2 and 8-4. Four errors in the first game led to three unearned runs as Connor Wollersheim (0-3) suffered the setback on the mound for the Flashes (4-9). He went five full innings, struck out six, walked one and gave up just one hit and two runs (one earned).

In the second game, West Virginia (8-5) erased Kent's 4-0 lead with a five-run sixth inning.