Women's Basketball - Wed, Jan. 11, 2006
Hammond, Ind. - Junior guard Angie Brown (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) and sophomore guard Sarah Wilson (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South) each sank six three-pointers to help lead No. 20 ranked Saint Xavier University (Ill.) to a 96-59 win over Purdue University-Calumet (Ind.) in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) women's basketball action Tuesday in Hammond, Ind. The Cougars (11-4 overall) shot a combined 57 percent (39-for-69) from the field, including a 48 percent clip (15-for-31) from beyond the arc, in the winning effort.
Besides 18 points apiece from Brown and Wilson, junior guard Candis Jackson (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) also played well for SXU scoring 12 points in addition to her seven assists and four rebounds. Saint Xavier had 12 of its 14 players, who saw time on the floor Tuesday, score at least two points in the game. The Cougars also won the battle of the boards outrebounding Purdue-Calumet, 43-30, while also racking up 10 steals to help force 17 PUC turnovers. SXU took control early in the game surging to a 51-28 halftime lead.
Saint Xavier (11-4 overall, 1-0 CCAC) will take a short break from its conference slate to take on NCAA Division II Lewis University (Ill.) on Thursday, January 12, in Romeoville, Ill. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.