Mikonowicz part of 3-point fest as Rockets down Bulls, 91-73

TOLEDO – The Toledo women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to six games on Wednesday with a 91-73 win vs. Buffalo at Savage Arena.

The Rockets (18-4, 9-2 MAC) led for nearly the entire game and turned in one of their best offensive performances of the season. They cracked the 90-point barrier for the third time and assisted on 23-of-31 field goals while committing a season-low five turnovers.

Toledo was 15-of-33 from beyond the arc, the most made threes in a game since sinking 16 vs. Akron on Jan. 14, 2015. The five turnovers are the fewest since committing just three vs. Charlotte on March 30, 2011.

Senior Quinesha Lockett was terrific vs. the Bulls, scoring 25 points while sinking a career-best seven three-pointers. Lockett’s seven threes are one off the program’s single-game record of eight, which is held by four different players.

She stuffed the box score on Wednesday, also adding six rebounds, four assists, and two blocks.

Toledo junior Sammi Mikonowicz (Rossford) did her part in 30 minutes on the floor, making 3-of-4 field goals, including 2-for-3 from behind the arc, to score nine points with five rebounds and two assists.

Mikonowicz also opened the third quarter with a key three-pointer to push the Rockets’ lead to 21 points, 44-23.

The win kept the Rockets one game out of first place in the Mid-American Conference standings. Bowling Green (10-1) and Ball State (10-1) have won 10 straight games and eight straight games, respectively, to keep their one-game cushion atop the conference.

“We were really happy to get this win tonight because Buffalo has played a lot of teams in our league really tough,” Toledo coach Tricia Cullop said.

“I was really proud of the fact that we jumped out to an early lead, and especially for holding them to only seven points in the second quarter to help build our lead. It was nice to see us shoot the ball well tonight too, especially from three.”