Monday, January 01, 2001

Xavier women 78, Butler 67


Tuukkanen scores 21 points

The Associated Press

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Nicole Levandusky grabs a rebound.
(AP photo)
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        Taru Tuukkanen had 21 points and nine rebounds as No.21 Xavier beat Butler 78-67 Sunday.

        Jennifer Phillips, Nicole Levandusky and Reetta Piipari each added 15 points for the Musketeers. Phillips has scored in double figures in her last 20 games.

        Levandusky, Xavier's career steals leader with 311, had eight steals and eight rebounds. Piipari added 11 assists.

        The Musketeers (9-1) took their biggest lead of the game when Levandusky's jump shot made it 43-30 with just over five minutes left in the first half.

        Butler (5-7) was led by Valerie Burg's 14 points.


BUTLER (67)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Burg            34  7-18   0-0   0-5  1  2   14
Kuhn            36   3-7   4-6  5-15  2  2   10
Schrader        26  5-10   1-1   3-4  4  5   11
Bowden          31  4-11   0-0   1-3  4  4   11
Lawson          29   4-8   0-0   2-2  4  1    9
Smith            1   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  1    0
Pryor           21  4-11   0-0   3-5  2  1   10
Goodwin          1   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Bolten          13   1-2   0-0   1-2  1  1    2
Strahm           1   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Menke            7   0-1   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
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TOTALS         200 28-68   5-7 15-36 18 17   67
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Percentages: FG-.412, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals:
6-14, .429 (Bowden 3-6, Lawson 1-3, Pryor 2-5).
Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 6 (Kuhn 4, Burg,
Schrader). Turnovers: 21 (Bolten 3, Bowden 3,
Burg 3, Kuhn 3, Pryor 3, Lawson 2, Schrader 2,
Goodwin, Smith). Steals: 11 (Bowden 3, Burg 3,
Kuhn 2, Schrader 2, Bolten).


XAVIER (78)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Phillips        26  7-10   1-3   2-3  2  4   15
Levandusky      39  6-11   3-5   2-8  7  1   15
Tuukkanen       38 10-18   1-4   2-9  0  3   21
Piipari         35   5-9   4-6   0-3 11  1   15
Parr            37   3-6   1-2   2-5  4  1   10
Kreager          7   0-2   0-0   2-4  0  0    0
Hall             9   1-3   0-0   1-2  0  0    2
Bell             9   0-3   0-0   2-2  0  1    0
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TOTALS         200 32-62 10-20 13-36 24 11   78
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Percentages: FG-.516, FT-.500. 3-Point Goals:
4-14, .286 (Levandusky 0-4, Piipari 1-4, Parr
3-6). Team rebounds: None. Blocked shots: 4
(Phillips, Levandusky, Tuukkanen, Parr).
Turnovers: 18 (Piipari 5, Phillips 4, Levandusky
3, Tuukkanen 3, Kreager 2, Hall). Steals: 15
(Levandusky 8, Parr 3, Tuukkanen 2, Phillips,
Piipari).
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Butler             38   29  -   67
Xavier             49   29  -   78
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Technical fouls: None.  A: 1,316. Officials: Ric
Foxen, Jay Asher, Tom Case.
       

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