Women's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 17, 2007
CHICAGO - It was only fitting that on the final regular-season home game, often deemed as "Senior Day," the seniors on the No. 3 ranked Saint Xavier University women's basketball team stepped up big. Led by a 20-point output from senior guard Candis Jackson (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young), the Cougars rolled to a 105-63 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) victory over visiting Robert Morris College (Ill.) Saturday at the Shannon Center in Chicago. In addition, senior guards Angie Brown (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) and Dani Engleman (Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest) both broke school records in the ballgame.
Brown set a new single-season three-point field goals made record with four three-pointers Saturday, which puts her at 100 treys this season. The previous record was 96 three-point field goals made set by Brown during the 2005-06 season. Engleman became SXU's all-time assists leader dishing out five assists in the game to put her at 444 dishes for her career. Saint Xavier University Athletics Hall of Famer Mary Cain (2007 inductee) held the previous mark with 442 career assists from 2000-2004. Brown and Engleman both scored in double figures in Saturday's win with 14 and 11 points, respectively.
Sophomore guard Abiola Amure (Chicago, Ill./St. Scholastica) and freshman forward Erin Hannemann (Homer Glen, Ill./Providence Catholic) both came off the bench to post double figures as well with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Abiola led the Cougars on the boards with seven rebounds, while Engleman finished with an impressive seven steals. Every player on the SXU roster scored at least two points in Saturday's victory. Robert Morris shot just 35 percent (24-for-68) from the field and committed 37 turnovers. The Cougars shot 57 percent (39-for-69) and recorded 20 steals. Saint Xavier (24-2 overall/9-1 CCAC) heads to Joliet, Ill., on Tuesday, February 20, to take on conference rival University of St. Francis (Ill.). Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Joliet.