Monday, February 12, 2001

XU blasts Fordham




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        NEW YORK — Jennifer Phillips scored 24 points as No.13 Xavier tied a season high in points with a 92-73 victory over Fordham Sunday.

        Xavier (21-2, 11-1 Atlantic 10) opened the game with a 14-2 run to take command early. Phillips scored eight points during a 19-3 half-ending spurt as the Musketeers took a 48-25 lead at the break.

        Xavier opened the second half by scoring the first 14 points to take its biggest lead, 62-25.

        XU's Taru Tuukkanen added 21 points, while Nicole Levandusky and Jennifer Parr scored 13 each and point guard Reetta Piipari added 10 points and 13 assists, her seventh double-double of the year.

        Xavier shot 68.6 percent from the floor and made 10-of-16 3-pointers.


XAVIER (92)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Phillips        26 10-11   4-4   0-3  2  2   24
Levandusky      28   4-7   0-0   1-3  2  0   12
Tuukkanen       26  8-12   5-6   0-4  0  1   21
Piipari         24   4-5   1-4   0-2 13  0   10
Parr            29   4-5   1-2   1-2  2  0   13
Waugh           16   2-4   0-0   0-1  3  0    5
Kreager         11   1-1   0-0   0-0  1  1    2
Yukes            5   1-1   1-2   0-0  0  0    3
Hall            10   0-1   0-0   1-2  1  1    0
Bell            17   1-4   0-0   0-4  0  1    2
Sarajlija        2   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Lowry            6   0-0   0-0   0-2  0  0    0
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TOTALS         200 35-51 12-18  3-23 24  6   92
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Percentages: FG-.686, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals:
10-15, .667 (Levandusky 4-6, Piipari 1-2, Parr
4-5, Waugh 1-2). Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots:
2 (Yukes 2). Turnovers: 21 (Piipari 5, Tuukkanen
4, Hall 3, Waugh 3, Bell 2, Parr 2, Phillips 2).
Steals: 11 (Tuukkanen 4, Piipari 2, Bell, Hall,
Levandusky, Parr, Phillips).


FORDHAM (73)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Kanoute         15   2-6   0-0   0-0  0  0    4
Akiode          28  5-12   1-2   1-3  0  2   11
Fleischer       27   7-9   0-0   4-7  2  4   14
Deroy           23   4-8   0-0   2-4  6  3    8
Garvey          22   2-7   0-0   1-2  0  1    5
Slayton         17  5-10   0-0   0-2  2  1   13
Vann            20   2-4   0-0   0-0  1  0    6
Williams        21   3-8   0-0   0-0  1  3    6
Reese            1   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Keegan          15   1-4   0-0   1-1  0  0    2
Chiaramonte     11   2-2   0-0   2-3  0  2    4
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TOTALS         200 33-70   1-2 11-22 12 16   73
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Percentages: FG-.471, FT-.500. 3-Point Goals:
6-13, .462 (Garvey 1-4, Slayton 3-5, Vann 2-4).
Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 1 (Fleischer).
Turnovers: 20 (Akiode 3, Deroy 3, Williams 3,
Fleischer 2, Garvey 2, Kanoute 2, Slayton 2,
Chiaramonte, Keegan, Vann). Steals: 7 (Deroy 2,
Williams 2, Fleischer, Kanoute, Slayton).
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Xavier             48   44  -   92
Fordham            25   48  -   73
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Technical fouls: None.  A: 427. Officials: John
Palermo, Kathy Lynch, John Orminiski.


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