Senior Marco Samimy led Saint Xavier with 24 points and 13 rebounds
Senior Marco Samimy led Saint Xavier with 24 points and 13 rebounds
Saint Xavier
St. Louis Christian
Men's Basketball - Sat, Nov. 13, 2010

Palos Heights, Ill. - Behind game-highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds by senior guard Marco Samimy (Peterson Woods, Ill./CICS-Northtown Academy), the Saint Xavier University men's basketball team cruised to a 98-35 victory over St. Louis Christian College (Mo.) Saturday afternoon at the Trinity Christian College Mitchell Classic in Palos Heights, Ill. The Cougars (4-0 overall) dominated the game from the onset jumping out to a 29-0 lead to open the first 10 minutes of play. SXU shot 57 percent (40-for-72) from the field in the game and controlled the rebounding as well with a 54-21 advantage on the boards.

In addition to Samimy, three other Cougars scored in double figures Saturday, including sophomore forward Scott Taloff (Bedford Park, Ill./St. Laurence) with 24 points as well. Senior point guard DeVon Chandler (Collinsville, Ill./Collinsville) posted 16 points to go along with a game-best and career-high 12 assists. Junior forward Brian Sherwood (Oak Forest, Ill./Judson University/Oak Forest) was the other double-digit scorer for SXU with 14 points as well as 10 rebounds. In fact, Taloff, Chandler and Sherwood all set new career-highs in scoring in Saturday's game, while Samimy tied his previous-best scoring mark. The Cougars hit 11 three-pointers in the game and shot at an impressive 44 percent (11-for-25) clip from beyond the arc.

Saint Xavier (4-0 overall) returns home to host Trinity International University (Ill.) in non-conference action on Tuesday, November 16. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at the Shannon Center in Chicago.