UC Knocks Off Xavier Women in Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout
Xavier women's basketball dropped an 85-78 contest vs Cincinnati in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout on Saturday afternoon at Cintas Center. Xavier had its sixth highest home crowd in program history as 5,180 fans were in attendance.
Cincinnati led by as many as 14 points before the Musketeers battled back to take a two-point lead in the fourth quarter. The Bearcats closed the game on a 17-8 run to pull off their second straight win in the series.
Freshman Morgan Sharps led three Musketeers in double figures with a career-high 24 points. The guard was 9-for-15 from the floor and 6-for-12 from behind the arc. The six 3-pointers are the most in a game sine March 5, 2016 (Aliyah Zantt - six 3-pointers vs Butler). Sharps also had five rebounds and two assists.
Xavier closes non-conference action at the West Palm Beach Invitational on Dec. 20-21. The Musketeers take on Florida and Northwestern during tournament play.