Xavier Prep’s basketball team ushered in the New Year with a 53-22 victory over visiting Peoria Liberty on Tuesday night (Jan. 7), but Gators coach Jennifer Gillom says her team is a long way from where she needs it to be.
content,’’ she said. “We have played well in spurts, but we haven’t had that
consistency. We need to play well for four quarters. We are way better than the
way we are playing.’’
who have a 13-3 overall record, will be tested again right away on Wednesday
night (Jan. 8) against visiting Scottsdale Chaparral (9-7) at the Activity
against Liberty (1-10) was played under a running clock in the fourth quarter,
signifying a 30-point divide. The teams combined for only three points, and
Xavier mostly was using its reserves.
freshman inside player Mia Davis sat this one out due to a health issue, but
Gillom said she expected Davis to be available for the Chaparral contest.
Gillom an opportunity to get a longer look at freshman Hannah Young and senior
Tanya Barakat, who responded affirmatively and combined for 11 points.
Elysia Fleetwood played her usual role as a thorn in the side of the opposing
offense. She came up with several steals, some of which led to points of her
own or for teammates. She led the Gators with 12 points.
Xavier Prep 53, Liberty 22
scoring – Elysia
Fleetwood 12, Tori Saucedo 9, Sienna Cherwinski 7, Mackenzie Coder 7, Hannah
Young 6, Kailey Appel 5, Tanya Barakat 5, Lauren Etsitty 2.