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Battle of the Saints

The Cougars' #23 Niara Harris pushes past the Bobcats #24, Berna Miranda, and #3, Jasmin Sakers, for a lay-up with eight minutes remaining in the first half, but misses the shot. The Cougars have a one-point lead at this time, but have a 13-point lead by half. Liz McCue/HC Media

On Wednesday morning, the women’s basketball teams of Saint Xavier University of Illinois and St. Thomas University of Florida initiated the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The Saint Xavier Cougars secured a 70-49 victory over the Bobcats in their first-round matchup. By Maggie