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Dunham leads Xavier to 66-45 win over Mount St. Mary's

{ }Dunham leads Xavier to 66-45 win over Mount St. Mary's (Xavier Athletics)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Freshman Aaliyah Dunham scored a game-high 16 points on Tuesday night, leading the Xavier women's basketball team to a 66-45 win over Mount St. Mary's at Cintas Center. The Musketeers moved to 2-0 on the year, while the Mountaineers dropped to 0-2.

THE STORYLINES

• Xavier never trailed in the game and opened the contest by outscoring the Mountaineers, 16-2, in the first quarter. The Musketeers limited Mount St. Mary's to only one field goal (1-for-15) in the first quarter. The last time Xavier held an opponent to one field in a quarter was on Feb. 4, 2017 at Butler (1-for-13 in the fourth quarter).

• Mount St. Mary's outscored Xavier, 14-13, in the second quarter to make the score 29-16 at the break. Xavier responded by hitting 72.7 percent (8-for-11) of its shot attempts in the third quarter to build a 49-32 advantage.

• The Musketeers kept up the hot shooting by connecting on 63.6 percent (7-for-11) of their attempts in the final quarter. Xavier led by as many as 25 points (66-41) at the 2:06 mark in the fourth quarter.

Information provided by Xavier Athletics.

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