Women’s Basketball

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Lauren Hill, MSJ to play opener at sold-out Cintas

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Lauren Hill, a freshman forward at Mount St. Joseph University (MSJ) diagnosed with terminal cancer, will play her first collegiate basketball game in front of a sold-out crowd at Cintas Center on Nov. 2. Hill, a 19-year-old native of nearby Lawrenceburg, Ind., was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer late last year … Continue reading

Women’s basketball schedule breakdown

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team looks forward to an exciting and challenging schedule as it enter their second season in the Big East. This season will also be the second for head coach Brian Neal. Neal is optimistic about the future of the team with four returning starters and nine … Continue reading

Women’s team looks to its “X”-factors to lead the way

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team is welcoming new players this season who are looking to make an immediate impact. With the loss of three seniors from last year, the women’s team returns with just a single senior, Maleeka Kynard. A transfer from Ohio State, Kynard played her freshman through junior … Continue reading

Basketball team to host clinic

By: Nick McGill~Sports Editor~ The Xavier women’s basketball team has set out to serve young basketball players in the community. They are hosting the sixth annual “Girls Day Out” event on Sept. 14 at the Cintas Center. It serves as a one-day basketball camp for young girls to play basketball, learn skills and meet the … Continue reading

Tough season for women’s basketball comes to an end

By: Kyle Isaacs ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team began its season with a splash, though the breaking news story was not ideal for the Musketeers. Less than one month prior to the start of the 2013-14 campaign, head coach Amy Waugh resigned from her position, forcing then-assistant coach Brian Neal to assume head … Continue reading

Xavier women’s basketball season closes

By: Lauren J. Young ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team finished its season with a loss in the first round of the Big East tournament to No. 8 Georgetown. The ninth-seeded Muskies lost on March 8 56-37 to the Hoyas at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago. The Muskies’ overall record for the season was 8-23 … Continue reading

Struggles continue for women’s basketball

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ With only three games remaining in the season, Xavier women’s basketball suffered a tough, nail-biting defeat by the Providence Friars. The game gave fans in Rhode Island a show worth every penny as the Musketeers went back and forth until the Friars pulled out a 61-59 victory. Head coach Brian … Continue reading

Women’s basketball falls in Big East tests

By: Nikhil Jelaji ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team fell to Marquette, 75-54, during Saturday’s Big East matchup. Freshman guard Kayla Davis scored a career-high 14 points. With the loss, the Musketeers moved to 8-17 overall and 3-10 in the Big East, while the Marquette Golden Eagles remained dominant, going to 17-7 overall and … Continue reading

Women’s basketball suffers loss to GU

By: Nikhil Jelaji ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team fell to Georgetown, 66-58, in Saturday’s matinee at Cintas Center. The Musketeers are now 8-16 overall and 3-9 in Big East play. The Georgetown Hoyas now improve to 8-16 overall and 2-10 in conference play. The Musketeers are ranked fourth in three-point field goals per … Continue reading

Home win and loss for XU women’s basketball team

By: Nikhil Jelaji ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team defeated Big East opponent Providence 75-52 Saturday afternoon at Cintas Center. Senior guards Ashley Wanniger and Shatyra Hawkes led the way and combined for 31 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. With the victory over the Friars, the Musketeers improved to 8-10 overall and … Continue reading

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