The Toledo Rockets beat an outmatched Mississippi Valley State team 94-48 to wrap up the Glass City Tournament today at Savage Arena. Toledo managed to reverse some of its poor shooting performance after yesterday's defeat against Drexel with 45.7% shooting from the floor and 67.5% efficiency from the free throw line. It wasn't all good news for the Rockets shooting woes though as the team shot a collective 20.0% from beyond the three point line.
The game was full of starts and stops as the two teams combined for 60 free throw attempts and 49 personal fouls. The Rockets used their size and athleticism advantage to dominate in the paint by outrebounding MVSU 61-32 and outscoring them in the paint 42-22. Toledo eked out a one point advantage in bench scoring (25-24) but the Rockets once again played with only an eight player roster.
The Mississippi Valley State University Devilettes lost starting forward Taylor Green to an apparent knee injury in the first minute of play and things went downhill from there. The Devilettes struggled to score throughout the entire game and finished 18 for 59 from the floor. None of the MVSU players managed double figures with A'Shanti Weathers leading her team with 9 points and 4 points in 25 minutes. Other contributors for Mississippi Valley State included Ashley Beals (8 points, 7 rebounds) and Olivia Kennedy (8 points, 6 rebounds).
Inma Zanoguera was the star of the game with a strong performance of 24 points, 16 boards and 4 assists in 27 minutes while also shooting a perfect 12 for 12 from the free throw line. She was one of six Rockets to put up double figure scoring numbers including Stephanie Recker (13 points, 10 rebounds), Ana Capotosto (11 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists), Janelle Reed-Lewis (10 points, 4 assists), Andola Dortch (12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists) and freshman Sophie Reecher (12 points).
Toledo saw good production from their two other active freshmen Janice Monakana and Olivia Braun. Monakana scored 9 points and grabbed 9 boards while Reecher contributed 12 points and Braun had 4 points and 9 rebounds. Elena de Alfredo and Lindsay Baker continue to nurse injuries and have yet to make their debuts for the Rockets.
Up next for Toledo is a home matchup against Purdue on Sunday, November 17th at 2:00 PM.