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Adrianna Hahn Leads Villanova to Double OT Win vs Xavier

Villanova PA: As the push for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament continues on and there was a big game in the Big East conference on Friday night as the Villanova Wildcats took on Xavier Musketeers from the Pavilion on the campus of Villanova University. Villanova enters game with (14-11, 9-5 in Big East) and off a win over Seton Hall on February 12 while Xavier comes into encounter against Villanova with (11-14, 3-11 in Big East) and off a loss to Marquette also on February 12.

Villanova won tip to start the game and they would score right away on 3 pointer by Megan Quinn, Xavier would get on the board with basket by Leah Schaefer. The Wildcats would get the lead as high as 8 points at 19-11 with 2:41 left, Wildcats would take a 21-17  lead at the end of 1st quarter.  Xavier would make things interesting as they would cut into the Wildcats lead as they got it down to 2 at 30-28 with 4:32 left. Wildcats would answer the Musketeers run as they would take a 35-32 lead into Halftime.

The 2nd half of this game would be filled with drama as the Wildcats would get the lead up to 7 at 44-37 with 3:46 left in 3rd quarter. Musketeers would keep this game close as the chopped into the lead as the Wildcats would lead 44-41 at the end of 3rd. The 4th Quarter was something to see as Xavier would tie the game at 44 with 9:12 left and then they would take their 1st lead of game at 46-44 with 6:40 left. Xavier would have a 56-53 lead with 30 seconds left and Adrianna Hahn hits 3 pointer that tied the game at 56 and send the game into Overtime. Xavier would have a 2 point lead at 65-63 with 7 seconds left and Villanova Alex Louin would make a layup that would tie game at 65 and force Double OT. In Double OT Villanova just took it to Xavier as they just did not have an answer for the Wildcats. A crowd of 1,019 saw an exciting game as Villanova would take down Xavier 76-71 in Double OT, With the win, the Wildcats go to (15-11, 10-5 in Big East) and look to add to this win as they play Butler on February 19 while Xavier falls to (11-15, 3-12 in Big East) and have to rebound from this game as they take on Georgetown on February 19.

Final Stats:

Villanova Wildcats:
Adrianna Hahn: 33 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists
Alex Louin: 18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists
Megan Quinn: 13 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks

Xavier Musketeers:
Raeshaun Gaffney: 16 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists
Marquia Turner & Kindell Fincher Each with 14 points
Anniina Aijanen: 7 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist

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