Women's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 24, 2007
South Bend, Ind. - Saint Xavier University senior guard Angie Brown (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) may not have had a career game, but her seven points in Saturday's 68-54 victory over Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) foe Indiana University-South Bend (IUSB) in South Bend, Ind., gave her over 2,000 career points in her impressive four-year collegiate career. The No. 3 ranked Cougars (26-2 overall/11-1 CCAC) used a strong second half and a game-high 22 points from senior guard Candis Jackson (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) to earn the win in their regular-season finale Saturday afternoon.
Brown now sits at 2,004 career points after Saturday's game. She has scored 851 points over her junior and senior seasons at Saint Xavier University and racked up 1,153 points as a freshman and sophomore at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) from 2003-05. Brown is an outstanding three-point shooter, who has led the Cougars in long-range shooting each of the last two seasons. She has already broken the SXU record for three-pointers made in a season this year notching her 103rd trey.
"Many players do not get the opportunity to score a 1,000 points in their careers, so to break the 2,000-point barrier is quite an accomplishment," said Saint Xavier University women's basketball coach Bob Hallberg. "The team has had an impressive season and it is nice to finish out the regular season on a high note. Players like Angie and Candis have been intregal in achieving the ranking and record we have right now."
In addition to Brown and Jackson, freshman guard Angie Bush (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) scored 16 points off the bench in Saturday's victory. Senior guard Dani Engleman (Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest) did a great job of distributing the basketball finishing with a game-high seven assists. The Cougars were tied with the Titans, 24-24, at halftime, but scored 44 points in the second half to pull away. Although SXU shot just 37 percent (21-for-57) from the field, the team committed just 11 turnovers compared to 23 miscues by IUSB.
Saint Xavier (26-2 overall/11-1 CCAC) earns a No.1 seed and first round bye for next week's CCAC Tournament. The Cougars will host a second round game in the tourney on Thursday, March 1. Game time and opponent have yet to be determined.