Junior guard Carmen Grande tries to make it to the basket during the game against Central Michigan University on Feb. 25 at Worthen Arena. Ball State will host the University of Illinois Springfield for an exhibition game on Nov. 1. Emma Rogers, DN File
Ball State women's basketball back in win column after victory over Kent State
After suffering two straight losses for the first time all season, Ball State led Kent State from nearly start to finish on Saturday afternoon to pick up MAC win number four, 79-58.
The Cardinals (15-3,4-3 MAC) were led by junior guard Carmen Grande, whose 15 points tied a team high to go with her 10 assists. All five Ball State starters scored in double figures.
Kent State struggled all game, shooting just 33.8 percent from the field and found itself down by double digits before the first quarter ended.
The Cardinals defense also forced 22 turnovers and held the Golden Flashes to just 23.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Ball State's offense roared from the start, shooting nearly 50 percent on the game with all five starters each shooting 50 percent or better individually.
Next up, Ball State hosts Bowling Green on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Worthen Arena.