Joliet, Ill. - For the eighth time this season, a Saint
Xavier University women's basketball player has earned the Chicagoland
Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Women's Basketball Division I Player of
the Week award when senior point guard Alex Barone (Joliet, Ill./Marian
Catholic) claimed the honor Tuesday afternoon. Barone helped the Cougars net a pair of big conference
victories over University of St. Francis (Ill.) and Robert Morris University,
respectively. It is the second time this
season that Barone has earned the weekly award.
With two solid performances on the court that helped the No.
18 ranked Cougars stay in the hunt for a CCAC championship, Barone averaged
15.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 5.0 steals per game. She lay in 18 points to go along with six
rebounds, five assists and five steals in a 76-61 road win over St. Francis in
Joliet last Thursday. She then followed
that effort with 13 points, five assists and five steals in a 71-60 home
victory over Robert Morris.
(16-6 overall/4-1 CCAC) continues its regular season slate on Wednesday,
February 9, with a non-conference game against Trinity Christian College
(Ill.). The match-up is scheduled for a
5 p.m. start at the Shannon Center in Chicago.