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Toledo 61, Youngstown St. 43 in Second Round WNIT

Naama Shafir and Inma Zanoguera paved the way for the Toledo Rockets in their second WNIT win. The two players combined for 38 points against the Youngstown St. Penguins.

The Toledo Rockets led from start to finish for the second straight game in the WNIT and beat a talented Youngstown St. Penguins team 61-43 at Savage Arena this afternoon.

Inma Zanoguera led all scorers with a career high 24 points, on 10 of 14 shooting, in 35 minutes of play. Naama Shafir was the other standout performer for Toledo with 14 points and 8 rebounds in 36 minutes. The Penguins' best player, Brandi Brown, struggled early with fouls and that trouble limited her offensive options for most of the game. She ended the game with 10 points to lead her team but struggled from the floor, finishing with a 23% shooting percentage, as Lucretia Smith and Zanoguera hounded her throughout.

Youngstown St. fell behind right from the tip and never recovered. With Brown in foul trouble, but still on the floor, their offense sputtered throughout the first half. Heidi Schlegel, coming off a recent injury that saw her miss significant time, looked to have trouble keeping up through most of the game and even appeared to tweak her injury at one point.

The Rockets defense continues to smother opponents and keep their best players in check offensively. Youngstown finished shooting 25% to Toledo's 40% mark by game's end. The Rockets forced 22 Penguin turnovers in this one and, just as they did against Butler in the first round, dominated inside with a 48 to 31 rebounding advantage and a +24 point margin for points in the paint (34 to 10).

Toledo plays the winner of the Illinois vs. Eastern Illinois matchup. The game is being played at Illinois on Monday at 7PM Central. The host of the Round 3 contest will be determined after that game is finished.