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SUNO rallies late to stop Nuggets' streak
For immediate release . . . January 25, 2007
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NEW ORLEANS — Lateefa Marshall scored 11 of her 16 points in the second half Thursday to help SUNO rally for a 56-54 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory against NAIA No. 21 Xavier University of New Orleans at Delgado Gym.

Sabrina Johnson added 13 points for the Lady Knights (10-4 overall, 6-3 GCAC), who snapped Xavier's eight-game win streak. The loss was the Gold Nuggets' sixth in their last 60 conference games.

SUNO rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final 10 minutes and took the lead for good at 54-52 on Disha Leonard's basket with 2:14 remaining. From that point Xavier (15-6, 7-1) scored only one basket, missed three shots and one free throw and committed three turnovers.

Erica Turnbull scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds for the Nuggets. Jarryn Cleaves amd Dominee Matthews scored 11 points apiece.

SUNO outshot Xavier 33 to 28 percent from the floor. The Nuggets had a 66-35 rebound advantage — 32-11 on the offensive end — but committed 22 turnovers, nine more than the Lady Knights.

Xavier's next game will start at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Barn against Dillard. SUNO's next game will start at 1 p.m. Saturday at Delgado against LSU-Shreveport. Both matchups are GCAC contests.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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