CINCINNATI - In its third of six-straight season-opening home contests, the Xavier women's basketball team will play host to High Point Monday evening, Nov. 19. The Musketeers and Panthers are set to tip-off at 7 p.m. at Cintas Center.
The game is being offered via live stream at no cost through Xavier's All-Access page.
About the Musketeers Xavier (1-1) is coming off a 62-53 loss to Michigan on Nov. 12 and has had an entire week off heading into tonight's game. XU ranks fourth in the Atlantic 10 in 3-point field goals made (12) and blocked shots (10), fifth in assist/turnover ratio (0.8) and sixth in scoring offense (62.0), free throw percentage (.700), field goal percentage (.389) and turnover margin (-1.0). The Musketeers are under the direction of second-year head coach Amy Waugh, a 2003 Xavier graduate and four-year letter winner.
XU is led by junior guard Shatyra Hawkes with 12.5 ppg. (18th A-10) and 4.5 apg. (9th A-10) while two Musketeers are averaging a team-high 8.0 rpg. (t-11th A-10) in senior Jessica Pachko and sophomore Lakeisha Crouch. Junior Ty O'Neill has a team-best five steals (t-6th A-10) and is averaging 4.0 apg. (t-10th A-10) for Xavier.
Scouting High Point High Point (1-2) has dropped back-to-back road contests, including most recently a 80-46 decision at No. 6/7 Kentucky on Saturday. As a team, the Panthers are shooting at 41.5 percent from the floor and 40.0 percent from long range. HPU is directed by first-year head coach DeUnna Hendrix.
The Panthers are led by Cheyenne Parker who averages a double-double with 17.0 ppg. and 13.0 rpg. to go with a .588 field goal percentage. Two other players also average in double-figures scoring in Tayler Tremblay (13.0) and Erin Reynolds (12.0) while Reynolds is the team's assist leader averaging 4.3 dimes per contest.
The Series Xavier and High Point have previously met one time with the Musketeers picking up the 78-40 victory over the Panthers. The contest was held in Cincinnati on Dec. 7, 2003.
Last Time Out In its second game of the season, Xavier dropped a 62-53 decision to the visiting Michigan Wolverines on Monday, Nov. 12. Freshman Jenna Crittendon led the Musketeers with a career-high 13 points to go with six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block for a well-rounded game. Senior Jessica Pachko chipped in 10 points and corralled a game-high eight rebounds while junior Shatyra Hawkes dished out seven of the Musketeers' 14 assists on the night.