Freshman Brittany Collins had 14 points and a career-best four blocks in Wednesday's win over Holy Cross
Freshman Brittany Collins had 14 points and a career-best four blocks in Wednesday's win over Holy Cross
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Women's Basketball - Wed, Jan. 28, 2015

CHICAGO – With six different players scoring in double figures and all 12 active players recording at least two points, the No. 4 ranked Saint Xavier University women's basketball team pulled away early for a 109-51 home victory over Holy Cross College (Ind.) in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) action Wednesday night at the Shannon Center in Chicago.  The Cougars (20-2 overall/11-0 CCAC) extended their current win streak to nine games with Wednesday's victory.  Freshmen Kara Krolicki (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) and Brittany Collins (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West) each finished with 14 points to pace SXU in the big win. 

In addition to Krolicki and Collins, senior forward Morgan Stuut (Marcellus, Mich./Three Rivers) nearly posted a triple-double finishing with 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.  Senior guard Suzie Broski (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) tallied 13 points as well, while sophomore guard Mikayla Leyden (Chicago, Ill./Trinity) and senior guard Maloree Johnson (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively.  Collins also set a new career-high mark for blocked shots with four in the game.  Saint Xavier held a two-point lead, 13-11, with just over 16 minutes left in the first half before going on a 13-2 run to take a 26-13 lead three minutes later.  It was all Cougars from that point as the hosts built the lead as high as 34 points (56-22) late in the first half and held a 56-24 advantage at the break.  The second half was more of the same as SXU went ahead by as many as 60 points (109-49) late in the game.  It was the largest margin of the victory for the Cougars this season.

Saint Xavier (20-2 overall/11-0 CCAC) heads up to Milwaukee, Wis., on Saturday, January 31, for a big conference showdown against No. 5 ranked Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.).  The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. tip-off.