Xavier (13-15 overall, 7-7 Atlantic 10) tied it at nine with a 6-0 run; however, Mital rallied the UMass offense with a duo of three-pointers, hitting the first with 10:11 remaining to put the Minutewomen in front, 12-9. Mital followed with another trey to earn back-to-back conversions from beyond the arc and push the advantage to 15-9.
The Xavier women’s basketball team won its fifth straight game Wednesday night with a 65-62 win over Atlantic 10 rival George Washington in the final home game of the season. With the victory, the Musketeers improved to 12-15 overall and 6-7 in the A-10 while the Colonials fell to 12-15 overall and 6-7 in the conference.
On the strength of eight made free throws in the last 49 seconds of the game, the Xavier women’s basketball won its four consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference contest, 65-54, at Virginia Commonwealth Saturday afternoon. Junior Shatyra Hawkes led the Musketeers with 15 points and a career-high-tying eight rebounds.
The Xavier University women’s basketball team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, leading wire-to-wire in a 59-40 win over Rhode Island, Sunday in Atlantic 10 action on senior day at Cintas Center.
The Xavier women’s basketball team snapped its eight game losing streak defeating St. Bonaventure 58-50 Sunday afternoon at Cintas Center. Senior Amber Gray ended with a game-high 18 points shooting 6-of-8 from the field including 2-of-2 from long range.
The Spiders had used an overwhelming 20-4 scoring spurt to force the game into overtime. The Musketeers did not make a field goal the final 9:32 minutes of regulation. Richmond outscored Xavier 36-27 in the second half and 14-4 in overtime to run away with the win.
The Xavier women’s basketball team fell short Wednesday night in Cintas Center, losing 48-41 to the Fordham Rams. Freshman Briana Glover netted a career-high 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field to along with a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. Senior Amber Gray brought down eight rebounds as did junior Shatyra Hawkes which ties a career-high.
The 49ers turned to their All-A-10 honoree, senior Jennifer Hailey, to guide them throughout the contest. She finished with her 12th double-double of the campaign and 32nd of her career with game-high honors of 23 points and 13 rebounds, including 10 on the defensive glass. She also added three blocked shots, extending her streak to 29-straight contests, while surpassing the 1,200-point plateau for her career and sliding into 13thplace on the school’s all-time list.
Despite its 20 point deficit with 17:26 to go, the Musketeers battled on offense and defense to get within one field goal from sending the game to overtime. Xavier (8-7, 0-1 A-10) outscored Duquesne (12-3, 1-0 A-10) 35-22 in the second half after trailing 34-19 at halftime. Ten of Duquesne’s 15 total turnovers came in the second half.
The Musketeers conclude their non-conference schedule with a 6-8 record. Ohio improves to 5-7 for the season. Ohio has defeated Xavier five consecutive times dating back to 1990 and hold a 5-1 all-time record over the Musketeers.