The University of Rochester defeated Roberts Wesleyan 56-44, in the Wendy's Classic Womens Championship Game.
This is Rochester's seventh straight Wendy's Classic Championship and its ninth title in the last 10 years. The Yellowjackets have beaten Roberts Wesleyan in each of the last three title games.
In the first half, Jackie Walker gave the Yellowjackets a great boost, scoring 11 points and collecting eight rebounds in 11 minutes. Rochester went on a 12-2 run over five minutes that put them ahead, 19-11, with 10:37 left in the half. Roberts answered, getting four points from Lindsay Kendall, and drew within five, 21-16, with 6:51 left. Rochester struck again, closing the half with a 16-4 run.The burst gave Rochester a 37-20 lead at the half.
Roberts came out strong in the second half as they battled back from a 17-point halftime deficit and finally tied the score at 42-all with 7:18 to play. Jodie Luther started the Yellojacket's winning rally with a layup. Laney Ming added a bucket in the lane, Danielle McNabb made two free throws, Loren Wagner hit a hook shot and a layup, and McNabb followed with a layup that put Rochester up, 54-42. Lindsay Kendall made two free throws for Roberts before Jackie Walker sealed the victory with two free throws.
Rochester is 7-0. Roberts Wesleyan is 6-3.
McNabb was selected as the Classic's Most Valuable Player. She scored a career high 15 points, hitting 6 of 10 from the floor, 1 of 2 outside the arc, and both free throws.
She was joined on the All-Tournament First Team by Ming (six points, five assists, one turnover, one steal) and Walker ( 13 points, career high 11 rebounds). Marissa Bunce and Kendall represented Roberts Wesleyan.
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