Musketeers Roll to 67-57 Victory Over Saint Louis

Senior Tyeasha Moss became the Musketeers 23rd member of the 1,000 Point Club.

Senior Tyeasha Moss became the Musketeers 23rd member of the 1,000 Point Club.

Feb. 1, 2012

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CINCINNATI- The Xavier women's basketball team cruised to a 67-57 victory over Saint Louis on Wednesday night at Cintas Center. Senior Tyeasha Moss led the Musketeers with a game-high 23 points.  The win gives the Musketeers a two-game win streak both overall and in Atlantic 10 action.

Xavier moves to 5-15 overall and 2-5 in Atlantic 10 play while Saint Louis falls to 7-15 on the season and 1-6 in the Atlantic 10.

Moss finished the night 10-of-16 from the field to go alongside her three assists.  This marks the second consecutive game she has scored 20 points or more.



The Musketeers shot 51 percent (25-of-49) from the floor and 80 percent (16-of-20) from the charity stripe.  The Billikens shot 40 percent (26-of-65) from the field and 36.4 percent (4-of-11) from the free throw line.

Junior Jessica Pachko scored in double-figures for the seventh consecutive game, scoring a career-high 21 points and grabbing six rebounds.  Junior Amber Gray was one point and one rebound away from recording her first double-double as a Musketeer, scoring nine points and grabbing nine rebounds.  Sophomore Shatyra Hawkes contributed six points and a game-high tying four assists.

Xavier went on a 14-1 run midway through the first half to jump out to a 27-13 lead over Saint Louis.  During the scoring spurt Pachko scored six points, while Gray contributed four and Hawkes added a lay-up.

The Musketeers entered the half with its largest lead of the season at 18, 39-21. Moss led the way into the break with 16 points while Pachko had 11 points and five rebounds.   

Moss scored her 1,000th point as a Musketeer with a made free throw for an old fashion three-point play at the 14:27 mark of the first half to give Xavier a 13-8 advantage.

The 39 points was also the most scored in the first half this season for the Musketeers. Xavier shot a season-best 56.7 percent (17-of-30) while holding Saint Louis to 29.0 percent (9-of-31). Saint Louis' 21 points in the first 20 minutes is lowest point total allowed by Xavier this season.

Saint Louis went on an 8-0 midway through the second half to pull within 10 points after a jumper by Mallory Eggert at the 7:59 mark, but could not get any closer than eight as Xavier was able to maintain its lead after a strong first half performance. 

The Billikens were led by Courtney Webb and Desirae Ball who both had 11 points while Janisha Daniels had a game-high tying four assists.

Up next for the Musketeer is a matinee match-up against Dayton on Sunday February 5.  Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. at Cintas Center.