This is reposted, with slight editing, from the university athletic department website.
The third-seeded University of Detroit Mercy women's basketball team advances to the semifinals of the Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship. The Titans took care of business by routing sixth-seeded Cleveland State, 70-56, on Sunday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena.
The win sets up a semifinals game against second-seeded Wright State at 3:30 p.m. Monday. The teams split two regular season games, each winning on their own home court.
The Titans (17-13) led never gave up the lead after late in the first quarter. Detroit Mercy then upped its advantage to double digits at the half and gradually extended it to the 20s late in the third and in the fourth quarter.
Junior Brianne Cohen led four Titans in double digits with 22 points.
Freshman Anja Marinkovic and junior Nicole Urbanick each tallied 11 points as both nailed three 3-pointers, while senior Rosanna Reynolds totaled 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Sophomore Brittney Jackson scored eight points and handed out a game and career-high seven assists. Senior Kelsey Mitchell netted eight points and grabbed a team-best 11 rebounds.
The defense was strong all game long and held Cleveland State (14-16) to 35-percent shooting overall and just 9 percent (2-of-22) from the outside.