TOLDEO 64, WRIGHT STATE 50
TOLEDO, OH – Toledo is moving on in the Postseason WNIT after a 64-50 victory over Wright State. The Rockets improve to 18-14 on the season and will travel to face Michigan State on Monday, March 19 with tip off scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.
Jay Bravo-Harriott scored 18 points and Kaayla McIntrye finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds for Toledo. The Rockets led 34-22 at half and held the Raiders to just 26 percent shooting from the field.
Emily Vogelpoh paced Wright State with 13 points, six boards and two assists. Symone Simmons netted 10 points and had seven rebounds.
Toledo is appearing in the Postseason WNIT for the sixth time under 10th-year head coach Tricia Cullop and 11th time overall. UT has now won its first game in the WNIT in each of its last six appearances. The Rockets won the Postseason WNIT in 2011 and are now 21-9 all-time in the post-season tourney.
PENN 76, ALBANY 61
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Four Penn players score in double figures as the Quakers defeat Albany 76-61 to advance to Round Two of the Postseason WNIT.
Michelle Nwokedi netted 18 points and pulled down six rebounds for Penn. Eleah Parker finished with 13 points; Lauren Whitlatch and Anna Ross each added 11.
Jessica Fequiere finished with a team-high 15 points and seven rebounds for Albany. Chyanna Canada tallied 12 points for the Great Danes.
Penn is playing the WNIT for the second time in program history and are now 2-0 all-time against Albany. The teams hadn’t met since 2001 where the Quakers earned a 64-51 victory over the Great Danes.
Penn travels to face St. John’s in Round Two of the WNIT on Monday, March 19 with game time slated for 7 p.m. ET.
GEORGETOWN 67, DELAWARE 57
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cynthia Petke scores 26 points and finishes with six assists to lead Georgetown to a 67-57 win over Delaware in the first round of the Postseason WNIT.
The Hoyas never trailed in the game and held onto a 31-28 halftime lead. Dionna White chipped in 16 points for Georgetown and teammate Yazmine Belk pulled down a game-high 16 rebounds on top of eight points.
Nicole Enabosi lead Delaware with 13 points coming off the bench and Samone DeFreese added 10 points and seven rebounds.
The Hoyas advance beyond the first round of the WNIT for the first time since 2009 and are now 5-7 all-time in the postseason tournament. It’s the eighth appearance in the WNIT for the Blue and Gray.
Georgetown is now 5-3 all-time against the Blue Hens and it was the first time both two teams had met in the postseason.
The Hoyas will host Duquesne in Round Two of the WNIT on Monday, March 19 with tip slated for 7 p.m. ET.
FORDHAM 65, HARVARD 47
BRONX, NY – The Fordham Rams will advance to Round Two of the Postseason WNIT after a 65-47 victory over Harvard. Fordham improves to 23-9 on the year while Harvard finishes the season 18-11.
Four Ram player scored in double figures with Bre Cavanaugh leading all scorers with 26 points. Mary Goulding added 13 points and seven rebounds, while Lauren Holden and G’mrice Davis both chipped in 12 points. Davis finished with a game-high 12 boards.
Harvard’s Taylor Rooks led the Crimson with 18 points and five rebounds; teammate Madeline Raster finished with nine points.
Fordham improves to 5-3 all-time in WNIT games and is playing in the tournament for the fourth time.
The Rams will play at Drexel on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. ET in Round Two of the WNIT.
DREXEL 57, ROBERT MORRIS 44
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Drexel Dragons advance to Round Two of the Postseason WNIT with a 57-44 victory over Robert Morris.
Three Drexel players scored in double figures with Bailey Greenberg scoring a team-high 14 points. Hannah Nihill and Kelsi Lidge each added 10 points.
Megan Smith netted nine points for the Colonials who shot only 14 percent from behind the arc and tallied 22 turnovers.
The Dragons used a 12-2 run before halftime to take a 33-17 lead heading to the locker room. Drexel would carry that momentum in to the third outscoring the Colonials 11-3 in the first five minutes of the quarter to take a 44-20 lead.
For the ninth time in the last 10 seasons, the Drexel women's basketball team has advanced to postseason play. Drexel, which won the WNIT in 2013, secured its second consecutive first-round WNIT victory with the win over Robert Morris.
Drexel will host Fordham in Round Two of the WNIT on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. ET.
GEORGE MASON 82, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 75
FAIRFAX, VA – George Mason’s record breaking season continues following an 82-75 win over Stephen F. Austin in Round One of the Postseason WNIT.
Nic Cardano-Hillary led the Patriots with a game-high 28 points and dished out six assists. Nicole Butler finished with a double-double recording 22 rebounds and 20 points. Tayler Dodson added 14 points and six points for George Mason who faces Virginia Tech in Round Two.
Chanell Hayes paced Stephen F. Austin with 24 points hitting six shots from behind the arc. Imani Johnson finished with 14 points for the Ladyjacks.
The Patriots notched their first postseason victory in program history and have now won a record 24 games on the season. George Mason has won 11 straight home games against non-conference opponents. Their last non-conference home loss came in 2016 against Stephen F. Austin.
George Mason will face at Virginia Tech in Round Two on Sunday, March 18 with tip slated for 2 p.m. ET.
VIRGINIA TECH 56, NAVY 55
BLACKSBURG, VA – Taylor Emery hits clutch late-game shots as Virginia Tech survives in Round One of the WNIT with a 56-55 win over Navy.
The Hokies (19-13) trailed for most of the game but used a 10-0 run midway through the 4th quarter to take a 49-46 lead with 4:50 remaining.
However, the Midshipmen would not go away, going on their own 7-0 run to take a 53-49 lead with 2:38 on the clock.
With Virginia Tech trailing 54-51 with 11 seconds to go, Emery hit a three-pointer to tie the game 54-54.
Navy would hit one of two free throws for a 55-54 lead before Emery hit a buzzer-beating jumper giving the Hokies the win.
The Mids and Hokies faced off in Round Two of last year’s Postseason WNIT with Tech posting a 75-64 win over Navy in that game.
Virginia Tech will host George Mason in Round Two of the WNIT on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. ET.
Round 2 Matchups
Saturday, March 17
Missouri State at TCU, 1 p.m. ET
Radford at JMU, 7 p.m. ET
Sunday, March 18
Milwaukee at Indiana, 2 p.m. ET
Saint Joseph’s at West Virginia, 2 p.m. ET
Purdue at Ball State, 2 p.m. ET
Colorado State at South Dakota, 2 p.m. ET
UAB at Georgia Tech, 2 p.m. ET
UC Davis at Wyoming, 2 p.m. ET
George Mason at Virginia Tech, 2 p.m. ET
UCF at Alabama, 3 p.m. ET
Fordham at Drexel, 4 p.m. ET
Utah at Kansas State, 6 p.m. ET
Monday, March 19
Toledo at Michigan State, 7 p.m. ET
Duquesne at Georgetown, 7 p.m. ET
Penn at St. John's, 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday, March 20
Rice at New Mexico, 9 p.m. ET