WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Ashland University will play for a national championship on Friday evening at 8pm after stopping Western Washington in the Division II semifinal. }}" />

   
 
 
Ashland University Goes To National Championship

Story By: Staff Reporter

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 3/28/2013

Ashland University women's basketball team will play for a national championship for the second consecutive year after downing Western Washington 66-54 on Wednesday evening in the NCAA Division II national semifinal.  The Eagles were led by Kari Daugherty with 24 points and 16 rebounds.  Daiva Gerbec scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Taylor Woods and Ashley Dorner each scored six, with Dorner scoring her's during a critical 14-2 second half run after the Vikings had cut AU's ten point halftime lead of 29-19 down to four at 39-35.  Corinn Waltrip led all scorers with a game high 28 points, Britt Harris was the only other W.W. player in double digits with 11.

Second ranked Ashland will enter Friday's D-2 national championship game at 36-1, riding a 12 game winning streak and will take on #10 Dowling (30-3) Friday at 8pm.  The Golden Lions eaned their way in after stopping Augustana 76-54.  The Eagles return trip to the national championship marks the first time a team has returned to the final since 2001, '02 and '03 when Cal Poly Pamona won three straight national titles.  This will also be the third straight year that a team out of the Great Lakes Intercolliegate Athletic Conference has played for the national title in D-2 women's basketball.  In 2011, Michigan Tech fell to Clayton State 69-50, while AU fell in overtime to Shaw last season 88-82.  Grand Valley State won a national title in 2006 beating American International 58-52.

WMFD TV will carry the national championship game LIVE Friday evening at 8pm and will replay the game Saturday morning at 8am.

     

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Members of the Ohio Air National Guard's 179th Airlift Wing have an assurance their civilian jobs will never be in jeopardy over their military service. Full Story
Image1 Three people are under arrest following a drug raid Thursday in Galion. Full Story
 
Image1 The Mansfield area had another bank robbery Thursday, the second this week. Full Story
Image1 A benefit will be held Friday night at Planet Rock in Mansfield to help a widowed mother and her four sons. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Benefit To Help Widowed Mother Of Four Set For Friday

"Christmas in the Blockhouse"

OSU-Mansfield And NC State Hold Internship Meet And Greet

StarTek Hosts Community Town Hall Meeting

Authorities ask for help locating a missing Shelby teen

Suspected overdose leads to raid of an Ashland apartment

Former kindergarten teacher indicted on drug charges

Bucyrus Police and Fire Units Clash For Charity

Mansfield hotels offering free rooms on Christmas Eve

Man indicted in shooting death of his girlfriend

Woman found dead in Butler is identified

Santa and His Elves Bring Christmas Magic to Mansfield

EPA Meets in Lexington Over Ground Water Contamination

Memorial services scheduled for retired Lt. John Wendling

Hire Foundation Pays For Lexington Senior Center Dishwasher

Jacob Hogan Sworn In As New Mansfield Police Officer

Retirement Party For Pioneer Superintendent Glenna Cannon

Ontario City Council seeking candidates for vacant position

More News