Freshman Morgan Stuut had a nice debut for the Cougars with 14 points and 11 rebounds
Freshman Morgan Stuut had a nice debut for the Cougars with 14 points and 11 rebounds
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(13) Saint Xavier
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Women's Basketball - Wed, Nov. 9, 2011

CHICAGO – Behind big debuts by freshmen guards Morgan Stuut (Marcellus, Mich./Three Rivers) and Suzie Broski (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic), the No. 13 ranked Saint Xavier University women's basketball team won its season opener, 77-42, over Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.) Wednesday night at the Shannon Center in Chicago.  Stuut led all scorers with 14 points, while also pulling down a team-best 11 rebounds for a double-double in her first official outing as a collegiate basketball player.  Broski also impressed with 11 points on 5-for-10 shooting from the floor.  SXU opened the game with a 13-0 run and never trailed en route to the big victory. 

Senior forward Brittany Jones (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) also had a nice night for the Cougars posting 11 points, nine rebounds and five blocks.  She shot 5-for-6 from the field.  The Crimson Wave was led by freshman forward Lakenya Perry with 13 points and game-best 14 rebounds.  Saint Xavier came out firing and shot an impressive 54 percent (20-for-37) in first-half action to build a 47-17 advantage.  The Cougar defense was tough as well racking up 13 steals, which helped to create 28 turnovers for Calumet College.

Saint Xavier (1-0 overall) heads to Elgin, Ill., on Saturday, November 12, for a non-conference game against Judson University (Ill.).  The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.