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Nuggets beat Lady Saders for 11th win in 12 games
January 19, 2008

Box Score

NEW ORLEANS — Jarryn Cleaves had 17 points, six rebounds and six steals Saturday to lead NAIA No. 21 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 79-58 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over William Carey at The Barn.

LaTashia Wise added a career-high-tying 14 points for the Gold Nuggets (15-3 overall, 5-1 GCAC), who won their fourth in a row and their 11th in 12 games. Shayla Boyd scored a career-high 13 points and tied her career best of four assists, and Erica Turnbull had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Fallon Hartfield led William Carey (6-6, 2-4) with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Hartfield, the NAIA Division I rebounding leader, recorded her 10th double-double of the season and her seventh in a row.

Taphne Jackson and Melanie Bush scored nine points apiece for the Lady Saders.

Cleaves scored 14 first-half points and made five of the Nuggets' season-high nine 3-pointers. Xavier led 39-25 at halftime and took its biggest lead, 71-46, on Wise's basket with 4:24 remaining.

Xavier has won 12 straight at home -- 10-0 this season -- and 60 of its past 62 games at The Barn.

Xavier outshot William Carey 41 to 32 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Lady Saders 45-40. William Carey committed 25 turnovers, 19 caused by Xavier steals. The Lady Saders lost for the first time in three games and dropped their fifth straight on the road.

Xavier's next game will start at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at LSU-Shreveport.


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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