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Dillard beats Texas College in Xavier Classic opener
For immediate release . . . November 22, 2007
Box Score

NEW ORLEANS — Sandra Nweke had 18 points and nine rebounds Thursday to lead Dillard to a 63-48 women's basketball victory against Texas College in the opening game of the Xavier Classic at The Barn.

Meaquell Lewis had 13 points for the Lady Blue Devils (4-1), and Loretta Martin had 12 points and nine rebounds.

Erica Delley led Texas College (0-6) with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Allena Williams scored nine, and Rachal Kirkling grabbed 10 rebounds.

Dillard led the final 35 minutes, including 32-23 at halftime and 59-38, its biggest lead, with 4:38 remaining.

Dillard shot 32 percent from the floor and committed 22 turnovers, but the Lady Blue Devils limited the Lady Steers to 29-percent shooting and gained 28 turnovers, 20 on steals. Dillard outrebounded Texas College 50-45.

It was the second time this season that Dillard beat Texas College. The Lady Blue Devils won 73-33 at Dillard on Nov. 2 in both teams' opener.

On Friday, the final day of the six-team event, Texas College will play Robert Morris of Chicago at 1 p.m., and Dillard will play Langston at 3 p.m. The final game will match Grambling against Xavier at 5 p.m.

 

 
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