Middle Tennessee women beat Old Dominion in C-USA title game
By Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Brea Edwards scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Middle Tennessee rolled into the NCAA Tournament with a 70-54 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday night in the Conference USA Tournament championship.
The second-seeded Blue Raiders (24-8) have won six straight and 15 of their last 16 games, and the conference championship in two of the last three seasons.
Ty Petty led Middle Tennessee with 19 points. Gabby Lyon had 13 rebounds and chipped in six points. Abbey Sissom made three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points.
Jennie Simms scored 21 points for No. 5 seed Old Dominion (17-17).
The Blue Raiders pulled away in the second quarter, with Petty scoring seven points during a 12-0 run to stretch the lead to 32-15, and Middle Tennessee had a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
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