Xavier routs Saint Louis

Ariz. St. wins

nation

Mount earns first NEC victory

Towson women lose to JMU

January 09, 2009|By From Sun news services

Derrick Brown scored 20 points, and C.J. Anderson added 13 as No. 16 Xavier (12-2, 1-0) rolled to a 70-44 victory over visiting Saint Louis (9-6, 0-1) last night in the Atlantic 10 opener for both teams.

No. 20 Arizona State 69, Oregon State 38: : James Harden scored 22 points and the host Sun Devils (13-2, 2-1) won their ninth in the past 10.

The Beavers fell to 6-7, 1-2.

No. 21 Butler 64, Wright State 48: : Matt Howard scored 14 to lead the host Bulldogs (13-1, 4-0 Horizon League) to their fifth straight victory. The Raiders (8-8, 2-3) had won their previous six games.

No. 22 Minnesota 52, Iowa 49: : Lawrence Westbrook and Travis Busch each scored 10 points as the visiting Golden Gophers (14-1, 2-1 Big Ten) hung on to beat the Hawkeyes (11-5, 1-2).

State men

Mount St. Mary's 81, Fairleigh Dickinson 62: : Shawn Atupem and Jean Cajou scored 15 points each as the host Mount (6-9, 1-3) earned its first Northeast Conference win of the season, over Fairleigh Dickinson (2-12, 2-3) .

Wesley 92, Stevenson 88: : Rashawn Johnson scored 33 points as the visiting Wolverines (5-5, 2-0 Capital Athletic Conference) beat the Mustangs (2-10, 1-2).

Stevenson's Greg Woody had 22 points.

State women

James Madison 74, Towson 56: : The host Dukes (9-4, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) won their sixth straight, outscoring the Tigers 46-25 in the first half.

Shanae Baker-Brice led Towson (8-4, 0-2) with 15 points.

Washington College 97, Valley Forge Christian 24: : Jane O'Donnell led all players with 22 points and the host Shorewomen set a conference record for steals with 39.

Washington (7-1) is off to its best start ever.

Wesley 56, Stevenson 48: : Joy Bettis had a game-high 15 points in a losing effort for the host Mustangs (1-10, 0-3 CAC).

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