MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Toledo made it close, but the Rockets lost to Central Michigan 54-51 yesterday afternoon.
Savannah Werner (16 points) and Danielle Bishop (13) led Toledo (9-16, 4-11 MAC),
The Chippewas (16-10, 7-8) took the lead for good at 41-40 with 10:23 to play. The game was tied four times with five lead changes
The Rockets cut the lead to 52-51 on a Werner layup with 14 seconds to play, but Central Michigan's Sharonda Hurd put the game away with two free throws with nine seconds to play.
"Both teams had their opportunities, but Central Michigan stepped up and made enough big shots down the stretch to win," Toledo coach Mark Ehlen said.