OSU Pounds San Diego, Advances To WNIT Championship
STILLWATER, Oklahoma - Oklahoma State, paced by another stellar post season game from Toni Young, is headed for the WNIT Championship game after a convincing 73-57 win over San Diego Wednesday night in Stillwater.
Three Cowgirls scored in double figures as Young set a new career season high with 27 points and eight rebounds. Reigning Big 12 Freshman of the Year Liz Donohoe tallied a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds while Tiffany Bias added 15 points.
OSU will face James Madison (29-7) in Saturday's title game at 2 p.m. inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The Cowgirls (21-12) got out to an early 14-6 lead over San Diego by going inside, but the Toreros battled back going on an 8-2 run to cut the deficit to five.
San Diego got as close as two points later in the first half, but Donohoe went on a scoring spree and OSU got hot from behind the arc hitting three-straight 3-pointers to take a 30-19 lead.
At halftime, the Cowgirls were up 38-22 after shooting 51 percent and holding San Diego to 31 percent from the field. Reigning Big 12 Freshman of the Year Liz Donohoe led the scoring at the break with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting with 3-of-4 from behind the arc while Young had 13.
The Cowgirls only increased their lead in the second half. OSU pulled ahead by 20 points off a jumper by Young with 15:46 left to play in the second.
OSU scored 28 points in the paint and netted 51 percent from the field and 5-of-12 from 3-point range on the night. Donohoe's double-double is her fourth consecutive on the season and she now tallies seven on the year.
The Toreros were held to 30 percent from the floor and 26 percent from behind the arc. Morgan Woodrow led San Diego with 13 points.
The Cowgirls will host James Madison in the WNIT Championship game Saturday at 2 p.m. James Madison advanced to the title game with a 74-71 homecourt victory over Syracuse.