Men's Basketball - Sat, Dec. 4, 2004
Deerfield, Ill. - Junior guard Jason Reiter (Lemont, Ill./Lemont) was 10-for-15 from the field, including 6-for-9 from beyond the three-point arc, for a game-high 26 points in leading the No. 17 ranked Saint Xavier University men's basketball team to an impressive 91-60 win over Trinity International University (Ill.) Tuesday at the Meyer Sports Complex in Deerfield, Ill. The Cougars improve their overall record to 8-1 and are currently riding a four-game win streak.
In addition to Reiter, SXU got double-digit scoring production from junior forward Jabari Saunders (Joliet, Ill./Joliet Township) with 16 points and senior forward Michael Rojas (Burbank, Ill./Reavis) with 14 points. Senior guard Phillip Watson (Chicago, Ill./Von Stueben) finished with a game-high 10 rebounds and eight assists, while Saunders and Rojas were tough on the glass as well with nine and eight boards, respectively. Saint Xavier took advantage of the treys and offensive rebounds throughout the game scoring 39 points from three-pointers and using 18 offensive rebounds to convert 30 of its 91 on second chance points.
The Cougars took a 42-33 advantage at halftime and then pulled away early in the second half outscoring the Trojans 49-27 in the second half. SXU got nice play off of the bench scoring 35 points from its reserve, including seven points from senior guard Rick Romeli (Lansing, Ill./Marian Catholic).
Saint Xavier hosts No. 7 (NAIA Division II) Cornerstone University (Mich.) on Saturday, December 11, at 3 p.m. at the Shannon Center in Chicago.