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Gold Nuggets beat SUNO by 32
January 10, 2008

Box Score

NEW ORLEANS — Erica Turnbull had 18 points and eight rebounds Thursday, and Ashley McGill scored a career-high 13 points to lead NAIA No. 20 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 75-43 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over city rival SUNO.

Turnbull and McGill combined to make 13-of-15 shots from the floor for the Gold Nuggets (12-3 overall, 2-1 GCAC). McGill was perfect on all five of her attempts, including three 3-pointers.

Disha Leonard had 20 points — she was 12-of-12 from the line — and 11 rebounds for SUNO (4-6, 0-3).

Eleven of 12 Nuggets scored, including freshman Johnna Williams, who had nine points in her collegiate debut.

Xavier led 7-0 through four minites and never lost its lead. The Nuggets outshot SUNO 41 to 27 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Lady Knights 51-33. Xavier gained 24 turnovers, with Jarryn Cleaves and Alissa Thompson both collecting five steals.

The victory was the 10th in a row at home for the Nuggets, who have won 58 of their past 60 games at The Barn. It was their biggest winning margin against SUNO since the 1995-96 season.

Both teams will play GCAC road games at 5 p.m. Saturday. Xavier will visit Tougaloo, and SUNO will travel to Mobile.


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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