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Woolridge shoots Spring Hill past Xavier
February 21, 2008

Box Score

NEW ORLEANS — Noah Woolridge scored a career-high 32 points Thursday — including four consecutive 3-pointers during a two-minute stretch late in the first half — to lead Spring Hill to a 78-68 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over NAIA No. 13 Xavier University of Louisiana at The Barn.

Woolridge made his flurry of 3-pointers during four consecutive possessions to start a 24-3 run which turned a 25-19 deficit into a 43-28 Spring Hill halftime lead in six minutes. Woolridge scored 21 first-half points and finished the night with a career-high-tying seven 3-pointers.

The Badgers (16-10 overall, 8-7 GCAC) extended their lead to 21 points early in the second half and never led by less than six points thereafter.

Nick Brown scored 13 points, Marcus Coleman 12 and Jeremy Price 11 for Spring Hill, which snapped a two-game losing streak and gained a split of its two regular-season games with Xavier.

Alfred Williams scored 20 points and Shaun Dumas 15 for Xavier (20-7, 10-5), which has l ost three in a row, all at home. Dannie Woods scored 13 points and had career-highs of eight rebounds and five assists. Woods was 5-of-5 from the floor, extending his streak of consecutive field goals made to 12.

Spring Hill outshot Xavier 51 to 45 percent from the floor. The Gold Rush shot a season-low 38.5 percent from the line, making 10-of-26 free throws. Xavier had a 35-33 rebound advantage, with Woods leading the Rush and Cash Covington grabbing a season-high 10 for Spring Hill.

Both Xavier and Spring Hill will play GCAC road games Saturday. Xavier will visit Mobile at 7 p.m., and Spring Hill will play GCAC leader and second-ranked LSU-Shreveport at 4 p.m.


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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