Women’s Basketball

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Women’s basketball falls short

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ After an exciting home overtime win over Robert Morris on Nov. 30, the women’s basketball team fell short of the same success in two road games against St. John’s University and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). On Dec. 3, Xavier traveled to New York for its Big East opener against … Continue reading

Women’s basketball takes care of business

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~ The women’s basketball team opened its season with two home games against non-conference opponents. The musketeers won 75-51 on Nov. 5 against the Wofford College Terriers and 89-52 against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Lions. Xavier quickly made up for the early 7-2 deficit by exploding on a 15-2 run, leaving the … Continue reading

Lauren Hill plays Cintas Center

By: Matt Stainbrook ~Staff Writer~ MSJ) University freshman diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, played her first and only collegiate basketball game at Cintas Center on Nov. 2. The Mount St. Joseph women’s basketball team defeated Hiram College 66-55. In October 2013, Hill was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare form of pediatric cancer. … Continue reading

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

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