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Nuggets get thumped at Central Arkansas
For immediate release . . . December 9, 2006
Box Score

CONWAY, Ark. — Caronica Randle scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds Saturday to lead Central Arkansas to an 81-67 women's basketball victory against Xavier University of Louisiana.

Randle made two free throws with 1:51 remaining in the first half to put Central Arkansas (5-4) ahead for good at 32-30. The Sugar Bears led 38-32 at halftime.

Tiffany Norris and Jarryn Cleaves each scored 14 points for Xavier (7-4), and Norris grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds. Xavier junior guard Brittany Whitmore, returning to her hometown, scored seven points before fouling out.

UCA, the only NCAA Division I opponent on Xavier's schedule this season, maintained a double-digit lead the final 15 minutes and took its biggest lead, 77-53, on Allyson Sample's two free throws with 5:21 remaining.

The Sugar Bears earned their fourth consecutive victory and their fifth in six games. They snapped Xavier's two-game winning streak.

The Nuggets' next game will start at 3 p.m. Dec. 29 against Westminster (Utah) in the South Padre Island Shootout at Los Fresnos, Texas.

 

 
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