• Yesterday
    Tougaloo at
    49
    Stillman College
    85
  • Yesterday
    Xavier at
    64
    Dillard
    69
    Bleu Devil Classic
  • Yesterday
    Edward Waters at
    66
    Voorhees College
    56
  • Yesterday
    Talladega at
    70
    SUNO
    62
  • Wednesday, Feb 15
    Stillman College at
    64
    Xavier
    74
    XULA ends Stillman's 14-game win streak
  • Monday, Feb 13
    Dillard at
    72
    Philander Smith
    84
  • Monday, Feb 13
    Edward Waters at
    52
    Talladega
    72
  • Monday, Feb 13
    Xavier at
    79
    SUNO
    67
  • Saturday, Feb 11
    SUNO at
    (OT) 84
    Philander Smith
    82
  • Saturday, Feb 11
    Talladega at
    (OT) 72
    Dillard
    75
  • Saturday, Feb 11
    Edward Waters at
    65
    Tougaloo
    71
  • Saturday, Feb 11
    Xavier at
    61
    Mobile
    52
  • Thursday, Feb 9
    Talladega at
    67
    Philander Smith
    57
    Postponed due to inclement weather
  • Monday, Feb 6
    Dillard at
    58
    Edward Waters
    52
  • Monday, Feb 6
    Tougaloo at
    62
    Talladega
    75
  • Monday, Feb 6
    Philander Smith at
    74
    Xavier
    69
  • Saturday, Feb 4
    SUNO at
    61
    Dillard
    75
  • Saturday, Feb 4
    Xavier at
    54
    Edward Waters
    59
  • Saturday, Feb 4
    Philander Smith at
    65
    Tougaloo
    86
  • Tuesday, Jan 31
    Philander Smith at
    65
    Bacone College
    70
Women's Basketball
April Perry scored 26 points to lead SUNO's upset of 9th-ranked Xavier
April Perry scored 26 points to lead SUNO's upset of 9th-ranked Xavier
Women's Basketball - Tue, Jan. 15, 2013

New Orleans, LA - The Xavier Gold Nuggets have had SUNO's number for quite a while.  In 68 previous meetings, the Lady Knights had won just 8 times, and had lost 11 of their last 12 to their crosstown rivals, including 7 in a row.  But after 40 minutes of hard-fought basketball, none of that mattered as SUNO left the Convocation Center with a 63-56 upset of 9th-ranked Xavier.

 

"This is a great win for our team", said Coach Elston King.  "Xavier has an outstanding basketball tradition and they have been the measuring stick in this city and in our conference.  To come in to their building and to win this game with the toughness that these ladies displayed is something special".

SUNO was able to build a 15-point lead late in the first half behind some blistering shooting as the Lady Knights shot 52% from the field, but Xavier closed the gap to 7 just before the intermission.  Sabrina Scott was able to dominate the paint early, on her way to 9 points and 8 rebounds along with 3 blocks and a number of other shots altered.

"When Sabrina is active defensively, it gets us opportunities to get out in transition and score some easy baskets and we were able to do that in the first half", said Janee Morton, who added 12 points and 7 boards.  "It got more difficult as both teams really turned up the defensive intensity in the second half, but we have April (Perry) and they didn't".

Guard April Perry who played all 40 minutes, would not let the Lady Knights lose the game as she helped to fend off every Xavier rally.  The Senior scored 26 points and handed out 5 assists while fighting against the suffocating pressure of the Gold Nuggets trapping defense.

"We ended a lot of streaks tonight," said Perry, "and for our team this is a big win.  More importantly, this is a conference win and we want to compete for the GCAC championship.  To do that, we have to go on the road and beat teams like Xavier."

SUNO next plays this Saturday in The Castle versus Edward Waters.