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Xavier women win their fifth in a row
January 23, 2008

Box Score

SHREVEPORT, La. — Erica Turnbull had 20 points and nine rebounds Wednesday, and Jarryn Cleaves had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead NAIA No. 21 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 62-58 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over LSU-Shreveport.

It was the fifth consecutive victory for the Gold Nuggets (16-3 overall, 6-1 GCAC) and their 12th in 13 games.

Xavier led 33-27 at halftime but trailed by three points in the final seven minutes before rallying for their third conference road victory in four tries.

Cleaves made five of Xavier's eight 3-pointers.

Edie Leonard had 15 points and 13 rebounds for LSU-Shreveport (8-8, 4-3), and Whitney Hollins scored 12 points, all on 3-pointers.

Both teams shot 40 percent from the floor. Xavier had a 37-32 rebound advantage and committed 20 turnovers, two more than the Lady Pilots.

Xavier's next game will start at 5 p.m. Saturday at GCAC and city rival Dillard.


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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