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Mixed week for women

By Lauren Vaughan
On February 7, 2012

The women's basketball team fell to the University of Dayton

74-65 on Sunday at Cintas Center. With the loss, Xavier falls to 5-16 on the season and 2-6 in Atlantic 10 play.

Junior Jessica Pachko was the high scorer of the game, posting 19 points and securing eight rebounds. This marked the eighth consecutive game Pachko scored in double figures.

Sophomore Shatyra Hawkes scored 12 points and recorded five rebounds, while senior Tyeasha Moss added 13 points and six rebounds. Junior Amber Gray scored 11 points and also had six rebounds. After a halftime score of 43- 26, Xavier was able to pull within seven with just over a minute remaining in the game.

Dayton's bench player Cassie Sant led the team with 16 points, and Justine Raterman and Andrea Hoover tied Xavier's Pachko with eight rebounds apiece. Dayton improved to 15-5 on the season and 7-1 in A-10 play.

Prior to its loss to the Flyers, the women's basketball team beat the visiting Saint Louis Billikens 67-57 last Wednesday at Cintas Center.

Moss led the team with 23 points and scored her 1000th career point.

Moss finished the game shooting 62.5 percent from the field.

Overall, the team shot 51 percent from the floor and 80 percent from the free throw line. Saint Louis shot just 40 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from the free throw line. The game marked Pachko's career-high of 21 points. Gray was just shy of a double-double, with nine points and nine rebounds.

The Musketeers scored the most first-half point of the season and held their largest halftime lead with a score of 39-21. Their 56.7 shooting percentage was a seasonbest

and they held Saint Louis to just 29 percent. The Musketeers

held the Billikens to only 21 points by the the end of the first half, the lowest points allowed by the Musketeers all season. Saint Louis attempted a comeback during the

second half but were unable to keep up with the Musketeers. Saint Louis' Desirae Ball and Courtney Webb led their team with 11 points apiece.

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