Cowgirls beat San Diego 73-57, reach WNIT finals

JEFF LATZKE AP Sports Writer Published:

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Toni Young scored a season-high 27 points, Liz Donohoe added 20 points and 11 rebounds for her fourth straight double-double and Oklahoma State advanced to the finals of the Women's NIT for the first time by beating San Diego 73-57 on Wednesday night.

Attempting to win a championship at the end of a season marked by the death of coach Kurt Budke and assistant Miranda Serna in a November plane crash, the Cowgirls (21-12) never trailed and were up by at least 13 throughout the second half.

Young made four straight shots to give Oklahoma State a 51-31 lead with 15 minutes left, and the Toreros (26-9) could never mount a comeback.

Morgan Woodrow led San Diego with 13 points and Dominique Conners scored 11 before leaving with an apparent left knee injury with just under 4 minutes remaining.