CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- Taru Tuukkanen scored 26 points on 9-of-9 shooting as 22nd-ranked Xavier coasted to a 73-51 Atlantic 10 Conference victory over Rhode Island.
Tuukkanen was not the only playerhot from the field for the Lady Musketeers, who shot 63 percent (24-of-38). They connected on 67 percent (12-of-18) of their shots over the final 20 minutes.
Jennifer Phillips added 12 points and Jennifer Parr and Reeta Piipari each had 10 for Xavier (12-2, 3-1 Atlantic 10), which led 32-23 at halftime and was not threatened the rest of the way.
Yatar Kuyateh netted 21 points and Vedrana Bajagic 19 for the Rams (7-9, 0-4), who shot 31 percent (17-of-55) and suffered their fourth straight loss.