Thursday, January 03, 2002

Dayton women top XU


Musketeers fall in A-10 opener

Special to the Enquirer

        DAYTON — The Xavier women opened their Atlantic 10 Conference season with a 77-66 loss to the University of Dayton Wednesday.

        Xavier (5-8, 0-1) lost despite getting 24 points from sophomore forward Kate Kreager, who went 12-of-13 from the field and scored 16 points in the second half.

        Kristy Hineline scored 17 points and Heather Haselman added 15 for the Flyers, who won for the third time in their last four games. Sarah Allen (Mount Notre Dame) had 12 points and Chrissy Donovan (St. Ursula) had 11 for UD.

        The Flyers took a 22-11 lead over Xavier with nine minutes to play in the first half. But the Musketeers went on an 11-3 run, with the help of nine points from junior guard Amy Waugh, to cut the Flyers' lead to 27-24 with 3:49 to play before halftime.

        The Flyers responded with an 8-1 run and took a 36-27 lead into the break. UD opened the second half with an 8-2 run and led 44-29 with just less than 17 minutes to play.

        Five straight field goals from Kreager allowed Xavier to pull to 63-56 with 5:57 to play. But Dayton built its lead to as many as 14 points down the stretch.

        Waugh scored 17 points and had eight assists for the Musketeers, who outrebounded the Flyers 37-29.

        XU shot a season-low 18.2 percent (4-of-22) from 3-point range, and UD shot a season-best 55.6 percent from the field.

        The Musketeers will play their third game in five days on Friday in Pittsburgh against Duquesne at 7 p.m. Xavier returns home on Friday, Jan.11, to play Fordham at 7 p.m. at the Cintas Center.

       



Xavier Stories
- Dayton women top XU

Pro Bowl deemed a Bengal-free zone
PRO BOWL ROSTER
QB Brady leads list of Pro Bowl bunch
Kitna chosen for AFC weekly honor
SULLIVAN: BCS title picture remains out of focus
Miami returns to title game with new image
Nebraska 'little' brothers going for rings of their own
Benched Grossman fuels Florida's rout
Indiana 59, Northwestern 44
Miami better but falls short in OT
Strong shooting lifts OSU
UK washes over Wave
IU's Davis: Knight was bully
No. 1 Duke rolls on
ABC, ESPN to air 2002, 2006 World Cups
Bruins skate by Hurricanes
Shorthanded Bucks fall to Wolves
Coming up this week
Dunn biggest draw among Reds' winter caravan crew
Conference USA season preview
Holy Cross rides strong 2nd quarter to win
Bellevue 48, St. Bernard 44
Holmes 60, Holy Cross 45
Newport Central Catholic 66, Lloyd 31


Return to Xavier front page...


Mail This Story (Click here) Send this story to a friend.

 
[an error occurred while processing this directive]