WMU Womens basketball buffalo

Head coach Shane Clipfell addresses the team during a timeout in a game against Buffalo last season.

WMU women’s basketball fell, 61-54, to Toledo on Wednesday to drop to 0-6 in MAC play and 1-7 overall.

The Broncos held a 38-31 lead late in the third quarter, but the defense lost the control it had over the Rockets in allowing 26 fourth quarter points and losing the lead.

With four minutes to play, WMU still held the lead at 52-49, but the Broncos failed to make a field goal in the last four minutes as Toledo went on a 12-2 run to earn the win. The Rockets made eight of 12 shots in the fourth quarter including going 3-4 at the three-point line.

Senior Reilly Jacobson led the Broncos with 15 points and two blocks while pulling in seven rebounds. Freshman Megan Wagner scored 12 points on four three-point shots and sophomore Sydney Shafer rounded out the double-digit scorers for WMU with 11.

Redshirt freshman Taylor Williams had a team-high nine rebounds, but made just two of eight shots from the field in the loss. Freshman Hannah Spitzley and Wagner tied for the team lead with three assists each.

Toledo had just one scorer in double digits as Quinesha Lockett scored 23 points and got three steals. Other significant contributors for the Rockets were Sophia Wiard, who had nine points, eight rebounds, and a game-high seven assists, and Sammi Mikonowicz, who led all players with 11 rebounds and scored seven points.

WMU’s scheduled game for Saturday against Kent State was canceled due to COVID-19 procedures put in place by the MAC as Kent State has had positive tests within its program. The Broncos return to the court next Wednesday from University Arena against Miami (OH) at 1 p.m.

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