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      UT atop MAC West with win over Kent

      Sophomore PG Naama Shafir

      The University of Toledo's Womens basketball team was without their leading scorer Wednesday night, but that didn't stop them from topping Kent State.

      Sophomore point guard Naama Shafir stepped up to pace UT, in the absence of seniors Tanika Mays and Allie Clifton, with 27 points, seven assists and three steals. The Rockets held off the Golden Flashes 74-68 and extended their record to 19-5, 9-2 in the MAC.

      Senior co-captain, Mays, sat out the game but is probable to play this weekend against Western Michigan. Mays suffered an injury during a pregame warm-up at Ohio University on Saturday.

      The Rockets Women have now won ten straight home games. The last team to do that was the 2002-03 Rockets, who won 11 straight.

      The Lady Rockets will host "Rockets for the Cure" day at Savage Arena this Saturday, Feb. 13. The team plays Western Michigan with tip off at 2:00 p.m. Proceeds from the game will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio foundation. Rockets players will be wearing pink jerseys, which will be auctioned off at the end of the game. Fans are also encourage to wear pink to the game.