Senior Alex Barone - CCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Senior Alex Barone - CCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Women's Basketball - Tue, Jan. 25, 2011

Joliet, Ill. - Marking the seventh time this season that a Saint Xavier University women's basketball player has claimed the honor, senior point guard Alex Barone (Joliet, Ill./Marian Catholic) was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Women's Basketball Division I Player of the Week Tuesday afternoon by the conference office. Barone helped the Cougars to a pair of big non-conference victories over No. 24 ranked Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.) and Purdue University-Calumet (Ind.). Senior guard Shalonda Young (Chicago, Ill./Crane Tech) and junior guard Marissa Young (Monroe, Wis./St. Joseph's College/Monroe) have each received three of the previous 11 CCAC Player of the Week honors awarded this season for SXU.

In Saint Xavier's 84-62 home win over No. 24 Cardinal Stritch, Barone had one of the best games of her four-year collegiate career netting a career-best 32 points to go along with six rebounds, five assists and career-high tying seven steals. Her 32-point scoring outburst gave her just enough to reach the 1,000-point career milestone as well. She followed that impressive outing with 19 points and eight assists in last Saturday's 85-75 road win over Purdue University-Calumet. On the week, Barone averaged 25.5 points, 6.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Cougars. She shot a stellar 62 percent (18-for-29) from the floor and 86 percent (12-for-14) from the foul line.

Saint Xavier (13-5 overall/1-0 CCAC) heads to Bourbonnais, Ill., this evening for a big NAIA and CCAC showdown against No. 21 ranked Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.). The game is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start.