Jekot scores 21, No. 21 Villanova women beat Xavier 75-57 (Jan 05, 2018)

BY AP • January 5, 2018

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Kelly Jekot scored 10 of her 21 points in the decisive third quarter and Megan Quinn finished with 10 points to help the No. 21 Villanova women beat Xavier 75-57 on Friday night.

Jekot hit three 3-pointers, grabbed five rebounds and had six assists. Alex Louin added eight points and a career-high eight assists for Villanova (12-2, 2-2 Big East).

The Wildcats took a 30-24 lead into the break before Quinn and Jekot hit back-to-back 3s to open the third quarter and spark a 10-2 run that pushed the lead into double figures for good. Jekot added a conventional 3-point play and another 3-pointer, the latter of which made it 50-34 with three minutes left in the third.

Jada Byrd scored 12 points and Imani Partlow added 11 for Xavier (8-5, 1-2). The Musketeers came in averaging 8.6 made 3s per game and allowing their opponents to shoot just 38.3 percent from the field. Xavier made just 4 of 15 (26.7 percent) from 3-point range on Friday and Villanova made 27 of 55 (49.1 percent) from the field, including 17 of 28 (60.7 percent) in the second half.

Adrianna Hahn hit a 3 just 11 seconds in and the Wildcats never trailed.

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