Women’s basketball wins home-opener

After a 12-point first-half deficit, the women’s basketball team got to within three in the third quarter and pushed through an epic fourth quarter to defeat Xavier University of Louisiana 89-74. The Saints improve to 2-0, while the Gold Nuggets suffer their first loss of the season and move to 4-1. This is the fifth matchup between the two NAIA schools. In the first two games, the Saints won 92-86 in 2013 and 77-76 in 2014. The last three years, the Saints lost 86-91, 67-71 and 65-70. Kasey Saldana led all scorers with 25 points. Read full story online.