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Robert Morris (Ill.) Tops Lourdes at SXU Christmas Classic

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Lourdes had four players score in double figures on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Saint Xavier Christmas Classic, but Robert Morris (Ill.) shot 55.2% from the floor on the way to defeating the Gray Wolves 94-75 at the Shannon Center in Chicago, Ill.

 

Lauren Tilden (Ravenna, Ohio/Ravenna H.S.) led the Gray Wolves, scoring 16 points, making 5-of-7 from three-point range, while Tarynn Hampton (Saint Louis, Mo./Alton H.S.) added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

 

Robert Morris jumped on top quickly, scoring the game's first seven points and never relinquished the lead on the afternoon.  Lourdes pulled within one, 9-8, before the Eagles went on a 27-7 run over an eight-minute span.  Robert Morris would take a 53-33 lead into the locker room.

 

An 11-3 run by Lourdes to open the second half pulled the Gray Wolves to within 12, but that would be as close as they would get over the final 20 minutes.

 

Yolanda De La Torre led Robert Morris (6-5) with a double-double, scoring 27 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, shooting 11-of-14 from the floor.  Tikeyiah Johnson added 26 points for the Eagles while playing all 40 minutes on the afternoon.

 

Tiffani Blackman (Toledo, Ohio/Start H.S.) added 13 points and Tiffany Scott (Ottawa Lake, Mich./Sylvania Southview H.S.) chipped in 12 points for the Gray Wolves.  Lourdes committed 21 turnovers which led to 34 Robert Morris points while the Eagles made just eight miscues on the day.