Cleveland — Crystal Bradford scored 20 points Friday as Central Michigan advanced to the Mid-American Conference women's basketball finals for the second consecutive year with a 66-61 victory over Toledo.
Jessica Schroll scored 15 and Taylor Johnson and Jas'Mine Bracey 10 each for Central (20-11), which faces Akron, a 70-61 winner over Ball State, for the title at 1 p.m. today.
Inma Zanoguerta scored 16 for Toledo (27-3), which saw its 15-game winning streak end. Central also ended an 11-game win streak for Toledo earlier in the season.
"Every time we play Toledo it's just a tough, tough battle, and that's exactly what we saw today," Central coach Sue Guevara said.
Central lost 72-71 to Eastern Michigan in the championship game last season.
More state women
Wayne State 63, Findlay 58 : At Ashland, Ohio, Wayne State (21-8) won the first NCAA Division II Tournament game in school history.
Juanita Cochran led Wayne with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Lena Thomas and Phaebre Colbert scored 15 apiece and Talisha Bridges scored 12.
Wayne State faces Wisconsin-Parkside (20-9), a 59-49 winner over Lewis (Ill.), at 5 p.m. today.
(At) No. 20 Wisconsin-Green Bay 71, Detroit 54 : Megan Lukan scored 19 for Green Bay (28-2) in a Horizon League semifinal.
Senee Shearer scored 17 for Detroit (17-13).
Ohio 74, Western Michigan 63 : At Cleveland, Nate Hutcheson and Darius Paul scored 16 apiece for Western (20-12) in a Mid-American Conference semifinal.