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PHILADELPHIA - Taylor Wootton will end her career with a win. The senior forward, who has played more games than anyone who has ever worn a Drexel uniform, saved one of her best games for last as she scored a game-high 16 points and added six rebounds to help guide the Drexel women's basketball team to the 2013 WNIT championship with a 46-43 victory over Utah. Wootton, who has played in a Dragon-record 131 games, became just the 21st player in Drexel women's basketball history to reach 1,000 career points early in the second half, and finished her career with 1,001.<br />
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Hollie Mershon will end her career with a win. The senior guard played just one game less than Wootton over the course of her career, and finished the season as Drexel's leading scorer. She was named the WNIT Most Valuable Player after a performance that saw her score 14 points, including 12 in the second half. Mershon drove down the left side and scored with 21 seconds remaining to give the Dragons a 44-43 lead, and after a Utah turnover, Mershon hit both ends of a 1-and-1 to put the Dragons up by their final margin of three points.<br />
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Renee Johnson-Allen will end her career with a win. The senior guard finished with six points and three rebounds after a season in which she became arguably the Dragons' best rebounder despite her 5'6" stature. Johnson-Allen, who started the season's final 15 games, figured into one of the championship game's most important plays late in the contest. With the Utes up by a point and taking the ball out of bounds under their own basket, Wootton tipped the inbounds pass to Johnson-Allen, who somehow kept the ball inbounds and helped Drexel regain possession with 30 seconds remaining. That led to Mershon's go-ahead layup nine seconds later.<br />
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Nicki Jones will end her career with a win, too. The senior forward has missed the season's final 15 games after sustaining a knee injury in the Dragons' loss at Hofstra on Valentine's Day.
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PHILADELPHIA - Taylor Wootton will end her career with a win. The senior forward, who has played more games than anyone who has ever worn a Drexel uniform, saved one of her best games for last as she scored a game-high 16 points and added six rebounds to help guide the Drexel women's basketball team to the 2013 WNIT championship with a 46-43 victory over Utah. Wootton, who has played in a Dragon-record 131 games, became just the 21st player in Drexel women's basketball history to reach 1,000...
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