Kent State beats NAIA Shawnee State 90-69
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jalen Avery scored 17 points to lead six Kent State players in double figures, Philip Whittington had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and the Golden Flashes beat NAIA Shawnee State 90-69 on Tuesday night.
Newcomer Antonio Williams and BJ Duling each added 12 points for Kent State (2-0). Akiean Frederick scored 11 and Mitch Peterson had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. Avery was one point off his career high in the opener, finishing with 23 points in an 83-79 win.
Duling scored 10 points in the first half to help Kent State build a 43-37 lead. Williams had eight points and five rebounds. Shawnee State led in the first half until the Flashes went on a 12-3 run to tie it at 30.
Gavin Brown scored 15 points — on five 3-pointers— and EJ Onu added 12 points for Shawnee State.