(Notre Dame, Ind.) Lauren Malinowski's (Dearborn Heights, Mich.) 24 points were not enough as the Cougars broke open the second half going on a 12 - 0 run that stretched over 5 minutes.
Despite leading by as many as 5 points in the first half the Saints trailed 47 - 39 at half. As a team the Saints shot 32% from the field including 4-of-16 from behind the arc. Saint Xavier shot 51% from the field iand connected on 4-of-8 three-pointers.
Marissa Young of Saint Xavier led all scorers with 28 points. The Cougars also had three other players in double figures on the night including a double-double from Shalonda Young with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jillian DeLucia (Fishers, Ind.) chipped in 9 points and recorded 6 steals for the Saints.
The loss drops the Saints to 1 - 7 on the year. They will return to action this Saturday as they travel to Upland, Ind. to take on the Trojans of Taylor University.