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Stephen F. Austin 79, Toledo 66

March 15, 1997

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) _ Katrina Price scored 32 points and Christie Smith added 15 as No. 19 Stephen F. Austin beat Toledo 79-66 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional.

Stephen F. Austin (28-4) advanced to a Sunday game against the winner of a late game between Colorado and Marshall.

Price, the Southland Conference player of the year, made seven of 12 3-point attempts. Kim Knuth had 26 points and nine rebounds for Toledo (27-4), the MAC tournament winner.

Latrice Johnson gave the Ladyjacks their biggest lead of the first half, 27-13 with a 3-pointer with 9:06 left, but Kim Knuth sank two free throws and Kim D’Angelo hit a layup in the final minute to make it 39-30 at halftime.

Toledo closed within 56-48 with 10:50 left on two free throws each from Jennifer Markwood and Angela Drake. Smith hit a pair of free throws and a layup and Price converted a breakaway layup and a 3-pointer to put the Ladyjacks up 65-48.

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