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Christian Brothers snaps Nuggets' win streak
For immediate release . . . November 17, 2007
Box Score

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kat Butler had 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists Saturday to lead Christian Brothers to a 73-61 women's basketball victory against Xavier University of Louisiana.

The Lady Bucs (2-0) snapped the four-game winning streak of the Gold Nuggets (4-2), who were looking for their second road win in as many days.

Jarryn Cleaves, playing in her hometown, and Erica Turnbull scored 16 points apiece for Xavier. Cleaves grabbed nine rebounds, one less than her career best. Freshman Danielle Jones scored 10 points to match her season high.

The Lady Bucs took the lead for good with eight consecutive points after Xavier tied the score at 42. Erin Nigh's basket with 9:19 remaining gave CBU a 50-42 lead.

Jones scored eight points in the first half, including a basket which gave the Gold Nuggets a 27-21 lead with 2:47 remaining. But CBU scored the final nine points of the half and led 30-27 at the break. Xavier never led in the second half.

CBU shot 50 percent from the floor and became the first Xavier opponent this season to score 70 points. The Nuggets entered the game allowing 49 points per contest.

Xavier's next game will start at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Barn against Robert Morris of Chicago in the Xavier Classic. Dillard, Grambling, Langston and Texas College also will compete in the two-day event.


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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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