Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Senior point guard Jordan Brandt (Winamac, Ind./Winamac) went 6-for-8 from the field and hit all four of her three-point attempts scoring a game-high 21 points and leading the No. 8 ranked Saint Xavier University women's basketball team to a huge 88-74 victory over No. 9 ranked Oklahoma Baptist University (Okla.) Thursday afternoon on the campus of Nova Southeastern University at the Cruzin Classic in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. OBU came into the game with a 7-1 overall record and the No. 9 ranking in the latest NAIA Women's Basketball Division I Top 25 Poll. The Bison had already defeated four of the five Top 25 NAIA teams they had faced this season before Thursday's meeting with the Cougars.
Junior guard Suzie Broski
(Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) was key to SXU's big win as well totaling 17 points on 7-for-14 shooting from the floor to go along with her four assists. Junior forward Morgan Stuut
(Marcellus, Mich./Three Rivers) had a solid all-around effort with 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists, while sophomore forward Caitlin McMahon
(Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) connected on five of her six shot attempts for 13 points. The Cougars turned in another stellar shooting performance Thursday hitting 52 percent (33-for-63) of their shots, including six of 11 three-point attempts. SXU also did a nice job of moving the basketball with half of its made baskets (17) coming off assists. Senior guard Janell Beacham led Oklahoma Baptist in scoring with 15 points.
Saint Xavier (10-3 overall/4-1 CCAC) wraps up play in the Cruzin Classic with a game on Friday, December 20, against No. 19 ranked Briar Cliff University (Iowa). The game is scheduled for an 11:30 a.m. (eastern) tip-off in Fort Lauderdale.