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Published: January 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Kent Statewomen fall

The Kent State University women's basketball team fell to 6-8 overall and 0-2 in the Mid-American Conference after losing to Ball State University 71-47 Jan. 4 in Muncie, Ind.

The Cardinals (9-5, 2-0) led 29-21 after the first eight minutes and then held the Golden Flashes to 28 points in the final three periods.

Kent State shot 25 percent from the field and 21 percent from 3-point range. The Flashes had their second lowest point total of the season. They scored 46 points in a loss to national powerhouse Baylor (Texas) University in November.

Kent State trailed just 36-33 at halftime, but the Flashes made just 4 of 33 field goals and missed all nine of their 3-pointers. Ball State outscored Kent State 35-14 after halftime.

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Senior guard Larissa Lurken led the Flashes with 18 points. She also had 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 blocks.

Junior forward Jordan Korinek added 12 points and 6 rebounds for Kent State.

Moriah Monaco led Ball state with 24 points. She made six 3-pointers. Ball State converted 10 of 20 3-pointers.

State meetcoming soon

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association is scheduled to conduct its inaugural seventh- and eighth-grade track and field state championships May 13.

The event, which has been discussed for several years by the OHSAA's middle school committee, was officially approved by the OHSAA board of directors in October.

Qualifying standards and state qualifiers will be coordinated through an online process at www.BaumsPage.com, with the one-day state championships set for Lancaster High School.

Any running event time must be obtained at a regular-season meet using fully automated timing and field events must be certified by an OHSAA licensed official.

The top 16 performers in each event will qualify for the state championships. If a top 16 qualifier cannot attend, the next student-athlete on the performance list will be invited until 16 qualifiers are confirmed.

Try out forDG Warriors

The DG Warriors youth sports program is offering tryouts Jan. 22 and 28 and Feb. 4, 18 and 25 at the Reminderville Athletic Club and Feb. 11 and March 6 and 7 at Hawken Lower School in Gates Mills.

For more information, visit www.dgwarriors.com.

Play baseball

The Youngstown Ohio Bob Cene Memorial age 17- and 18-and-younger wood bat baseball tournament is registering Ohio teams.

For details, visit youngstownclassb.com or call Ken Quinn 330 719-0581.

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