XU Women in Philadelphia for 2012 Buick A-10 Conference Championship
March 1, 2012
PHILADELPHIA - The ninth-seeded Xavier women's basketball team is set to kick off its 17th-consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship appearance with a Friday match-up against No. 8 La Salle. Tip-off is set for 11:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph's Hagan Arena in the first game of the tournament. All first round and quarterfinals action will be streamed live through www.atlantic10.com.
About the Musketeers
The Musketeers are led by senior guard Tyeasha Moss with 13.6 ppg. (8th A-10) while junior forward Jessica Pachko is the team's leading rebounder, grabbing 8.1 boards per contest (4th A-10). Pachko's 51.0 field goal percentage is sixth-best in the league and she leads the conference in defensive rebounds with 6.0 per game. Sophomore guard Shatyra Hawkes' 3.4 apg. ranks seventh in the league and her 82.9 free throw percentage is seventh in the A-10.
Scouting La Salle
The Explorers are led by Brittany Wilson with 13.6 ppg. (9th A-10) and 1.9 spg. (t-5th A-10). Ruvanna Campbell is the team's leading rebounder with 8.0 rpg. (5th A-10) while Nadia Duncan's .545 field goal percentage ranks second in the league. Campbell also leads the team with 1.5 bpg. (5th A-10).
Scouting St. Bonaventure
The Bonnies are led by Jessica Jenkins with 14.3 ppg. (5th A-10) and league-leading .967 free throw percentage. Jenkins' 3.2 made 3-pointers per game is best in the A-10. Megan Van Tatenhove shoots 49.8 percent from the field (8th A-10) and averages 13.3 ppg. (11th A-10).