Men's Basketball - Sat, Dec. 15, 2007
Deerfield, Ill. - Led by game-highs of 21 points and eight rebounds by junior forward Adam Gregoriou (Burbank, Ill./Brother Rice), Saint Xavier University shot 60 percent (38-for-63) from the field and won big on the road, 101-65, over Trinity International University (Ill.) in NAIA men's basketball action Saturday in Deerfield, Ill. The Cougars improve to 8-3 overall with the victory, while TIU falls to 4-12 on the season.
Gregoriou went 9-for-12 (75 percent) from the field Saturday to lead five SXU players in double figures in scoring. Sophomore guard Julian Scott (Country Club Hills, Ill./Hillcrest) shot a perfect 7-for-7 to score 17 points, while also contributing five rebounds and six assists to the winning effort. Senior guard Alok Aiyar (Hanover Park, Ill./UIC/Bartlett) posted 13 points and four steals, while junior guards Scott Campbell (Detroit, Mich./Waubonsee CC) and Amir Resic (Prijedor, Bosnia/East-West/Mather) both came off the bench to chip in 15 and 11 points, respectively. The Cougars took control of the game early and led 50-33 at the halftime break. The SXU defense also played well helping to cause 25 TIU turnovers thanks in part to 15 steals.
Saint Xavier (8-3 overall) continues its season at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, by opening its own Midwest Catholic Tournament with a game against Algoma University (Ontario). The three-day, eight-team tournament will take place at the Shannon Center in Chicago.