In the final road game of the season senior forward Jaylyn Agnew dropped 29 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bluejays to a 76-62 victory over Xavier.
Agnew broke the game open in the first quarter and the Jays never looked back. After a tie at 6-6, Agnew put up the first 3-pointer of the game as the Bluejays went on a 17-4 run that included eight points and an assist from the star senior.
This is her fourth-highest scoring game of the season as she continues making her run for Big East player of the year.
Agnew’s averaging 19.9 points per game which currently leads the conference. The senior is one of only two Big East players with three 30-plus point games this season including a career-high 38 points earlier this season at Providence where she also hit a season-high seven threes.
This was Agnew’s ninth career double-double and third of the season. She also tied a school record for most consecutive free throws made as the sunk her 40th straight in the third quarter on a three-point play.
Sophomore guard Rachel Saunders followed Agnew with 14 points and five assists in her 24 minutes of play.
The win moved the Jays to 17-10 this season and 9-7 in the Big East following a 76- 61 loss to Butler Friday night.
The loss was fueled by two significant Butler runs in the first half to put the Bulldogs down 14 heading into the halftime break.
Although Agnew began the second half with a long-range shot, the Jays fell behind by as many as 23 points in the third quarter.
Despite the loss the Jays had three players in double figures. Junior guard Temi Carda led as she notched 18 points followed by Agnew with 14. The two added two 3-pointers a piece to contribute four of the team’s eight from 3-point range. Saunders also broke double digits as she added 11 in the game.
The Jays shot only 27% from behind the arc compared to the Bulldogs who shot 50% both from the floor and 3-point range.
The Bluejay squad returns home for their final two games of the season as they wrap up their Big East play before the conference tournament. They’ll tip-off against Villanova tonight followed by Georgetown on Sunday to close the regular season.