Toledo to Host WNIT Championship Game Following 83-60 Win Over Charlotte

Updated 3/31/2011
Story Courtesy of UT Media Relations

TOLEDO, OH - Toledo provided a sellout crowd and a national-television audience all it could ask for by cruising to an 83-60 victory over Charlotte in the WNIT 'Final Four' on Wednesday evening. Tonight's semifinal contest was played before a school-record and Mid-American Conference-best 7,020 fans in Savage Arena.

With the lopsided 23-point triumph, the Rockets (28-8) will advance to the championship game against Southern Cal (24-12) on Saturday, April 2 at 3:00 p.m. The finals will again be televised nationally on CBS College Sports Network Tickets will go on sale for Saturday's WNIT championship game vs. Southern Cal beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The 2010-11 Mid-American Conference champions shot 40.3 percent (25-of-62) from the field, including 30.8 percent (8-of-26) from beyond the arc, and 70.0 percent (7-of-10) from the charity stripe to extend its home win streak to 17-consecutive games, tied for third-longest in school history.

Five Rockets scored in double figures with junior guard Naama Shafir leading the way with 16 points. Senior guard Jessica Williams (15 pts.), sophomore center Yolanda Richardson (14 pts.), redshirt freshman guard Andola Dortch (13 pts.) and senior forward Melissa Goodall (11 pts.) also scored in double digits.

The Rockets will host USC in the WNIT Championship on Saturday, April 2 at 3 p.m.  The game will be televised on CBS College Sports.