No. 7 seed Creighton women's basketball team takes down No. 10 seed Toledo in the first round

The No. 7 seed Creighton women's basketball team defeated No. 10 seed Toledo in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. 

The Bluejays came ready to play opening the first quarter with a 7-0 run followed by an 8-0 run to take a 18-4 lead four minutes into the quarter. 

Creighton's Lauren Works canned a three-pointer to give the Bluejays a 25-10 lead with 1:54 to play in the first quarter. 

Creighton's defense held the Rockets to just 12 points in the first quarter. Bluejays Sydney Lamberty's jumper to end the first quarter gave Creighton a 27-12 lead heading into the second quarter. 

The second quarter was no different for the Bluejays. Creighton's Audrey Faber made a jumper just minutes into the quarter to give the Jays a 31-14 lead.

With under three minutes to play the Bluejays took an 18 point lead thanks to a three-pointer from Jaylyn Agnew.

Creighton's offense continued to dominate the game scoring 44 points in the first half. The Bluejays headed into the locker room with a 44-22 lead over the Rockets. 

Toledo opened the third quarter with a 6-0 run to cut the Bluejays lead to 46-28. The closest the Rockets came to the Jays in the third quarter was a 16 point deficit. 

Creighton's Lamberty made a three-pointer towards the end of the third quarter to give the Jays a 63-35 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The Bluejays excelled in the fourth quarter closing any hope the Rockets had for a comeback. No. 7 seed Creighton defeated No. 10 seed Toledo 76-49. 

Creighton's Marissa Janning and Lamberty finished in double-figures to lead the Bluejays. Janning ended the night with 19 points while Lamberty finished with 16.

Toledo's Mikaela Boyd led three rockets in the double-digits with 11 points. 

Creighton will advance to the second round of the 2017 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship where they will face No. 2 seed Oregon State Sunday, March 19th. 

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