HAMMOND, Ind. -- The No. 16 Purdue University Calumet women's basketball team travels to #2 Saint Xavier as the Peregrines will take on the Cougars in a key Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference game Saturday.
The No. 16 Peregrines (15-4, 8-3 CCAC) will take on the No. 2 Cougars (19-1, 9-1 CCAC) at the Shannon Center starting at 1 p.m. CT in Chicago.
LAST TIME OUT
The Peregrines are coming off a 75-51 victory against Trinity Christian College, Jan. 13. The Peregrines had four starters in double figures led by Cassidy Deno (Otterbein, Ind./Benton Central), who had 22 points. Jada Buggs (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart) had 13 points, Darien Thompson (Anderson, Ind./Anderson) scored 12 points and Katie Wampler (Scottsburg, Ind./Scottsburg) added 11 points as the Peregrines shot 57% in the victory against the Trolls.
SCOUTING THE COUGARS
The Cougars are coming off a 66-65 victory against St. Ambrose, Jan. 13. Sophomore guard Kara Krolicki led the way for the Cougars, who scored 23 points. The Cougars are led by Krolicki this season, who averages 19.8 points per game. St. Xavier, who spent time as the NAIA's No. 1 team earlier this season, currently has one loss on the year -- to CCAC foe St. Francis (Ill.), who shares the No. 2 spot with the Cougars.
The Cougars lead the all-time series against the Peregrines, 17-4. The Cougars won the last meeting between these two teams at the Fitness and Recreation Center, Feb. 4, 90-86. The Peregrines were led by Jada Buggs, who scored 25 points in the setback.
Five players average double-figure scoring for No. 16 Purdue Calumet, which is pumping in 73.1 points per game. Deno (17.5 ppg) leads the way, bolstered by Buggs (13.3 ppg), Thompson (11.7 ppg), junior Dariyan Morris (11.5 ppg) and sophomore Katie Wampler (10.3 ppg).
Live stats and video will be provided by Saint Xavier for Saturday's contest at http://portal.stretchinternet.com/sxu/.
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