WBB looking for Big East mojo

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The women’s basketball team has dropped their last three games, with losses to DePaul, Georgetown and Villanova. Although Xavier was only down one at the end of the first quarter, 21-20, DePaul took control in the second quarter to take a 48-30 lead into halftime. In the second half, Xavier brought the game within 12 until DePaul went on a 6-0 run to essentially ice the game. Although Xavier outscored DePaul by two in the second half, the lead was never threatened as DePaul won handily 85-69. Redshirt senior Raeshaun Gaffney led the team in … Continue reading WBB looking for Big East mojo

Women’s basketball finishes season

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~ While many of us were catching rays, traveling on AB trips or just trying to catch up on our sleep in order to get ready for the struggle that is the end of the semester, the women’s basketball team ended their season in the Big East Tournament on Mar. 5, the first Saturday of break. In the opening round of the Big East Tournament, the team squared off against the No. 9 seed Butler Bulldogs. Xavier, the No. 8 seed, fell in a narrow loss against Butler at 47-48. The first half saw a rocky start … Continue reading Women’s basketball finishes season

Two for the road: Women’s basketball drops a pair

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ It was a tough week for women’s basketball, dropping both of their games, losing 82-52 on the road against DePaul and losing on the road at Marquette 74-69. Xavier went into the game against DePaul with a three-game winning streak in the Big East. Xavier moved to 17-7 (8-5) on the season, while the DePaul Blue Demons improved to 20-7 (12-2). Imani Partlow was the team’s leading scorer with a career-high 11 points. Partlow was also the team’s leading rebounder, grabbing five boards. While Partlow had a solid individual game, the team collectively struggled. Xavier … Continue reading Two for the road: Women’s basketball drops a pair