Women’s basketball looks to improve

BY JakE geiger, staff wrtier Melanie Moore will begin her second season as the head coach of Xavier women’s basketball on Wednesday, as Xavier will take on Detroit Mercy to open the season Moore went 3-27 in her first season at the helm, but a lot of optimism exists as the Musketeers return a plethora of starters and intriguing newcomers. WhatwillXavierneedto do to win more games and strengthen their position in the Big East? Xavier’s non-conference schedule includes three opponents who had winning seasons in 2019-2020. Cincinnati headlines this list as they finished 22-10 last season. Xavier will look for … Continue reading Women’s basketball looks to improve

Musketeers add five to freshman class

BY Emily croft, staff writer The women’s team has accumulated a strong collection of freshmen and one transfer for the 2020-2021season. Five freshmen, including one redshirt, and transfer Kae Satterfield look to add strength and depth to the team. 5-foot-10 guard Mackayla Scarlett joins Xavier from the Bronx, N.Y. As a 2020 Mc-Donald’s All-American nominee, Scarlett dominated the high school field at St. Francis Prep with a recordof 2,145 points throughout her career. Scarlett was a senior leader and helped clinch the Catholic High School Athletic Association “AA” Championship in the 2019-2020 season, giving St. Francis their first girl’s championship … Continue reading Musketeers add five to freshman class

2020-21 women’s Big East preview

BY Nina benich, staff writer The Xavier women’s basketball team is starting off their season on Wednesday, and they return many veteran players. This is the second season under Head Coach Melanie Moore, and senior forward A’riana Gray returns as the active career leader in the Big East, with 750 rebounds and 982 points. The Butler Bulldogs, who finished last year’s season 19-11 overall, will bring back seven letterwinners and two of their top three scorers, Oumou Toure with 9.1 ppg and Genesis Parker with 9.0. The Bulldogs will also add Okako Adika and Tenley Dowell, who each played a … Continue reading 2020-21 women’s Big East preview