Freshman Brad Karp had 24 points and seven rebounds for SXU Wednesday
Freshman Brad Karp had 24 points and seven rebounds for SXU Wednesday
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Men's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 9, 2011

CHICAGO - Led by 24 points and seven rebounds by freshman guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso), the Saint Xavier University men's basketball team ended its five-game losing streak with a 96-67 victory over Trinity Christian College (Ill.) Wednesday night at the Shannon Center in Chicago. The Cougars (16-10 overall) took control of the game midway through the first half using a 22-0 scoring run to build a 36-11 advantage and then took a 50-20 lead into the locker room at halftime. SXU hit a stellar 72 percent (18-for-25) of its shots from the floor in first-half action.

Other key contributors for the Cougars Wednesday were freshman forward Mark Peters (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) with 18 points and eight rebounds as well as junior forward Zach Opheim (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) with 13 points and six rebounds. Senior guard Marco Samimy (Chicago, Ill./CISC-Northtown Academy) came off the bench to drop in 12 points for SXU, while junior guard Ed Gilgenbach (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac) chipped in 11 points. Sophomore point guard Roosevelt Green (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) hit a new career-high by dishing out 11 assists. As a team, the Cougars shot 63 percent (37-for-59) of its total shots from the field in Wednesday's ballgame.

Saint Xavier (16-10 overall/1-5 CCAC) takes the weekend off before returning to Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) play on Tuesday, February 15, with a home game against Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.). The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at the Shannon Center.