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Nuggets lose exhibition by a point to Lady Hurricanes
November 1, 2008

Box score

     NEW ORLEANS — Lateefa Marshall's basket with 18 seconds remaining Saturday rallied the New Orleans Lady Hurricanes to a 62-61 victory over Xavier University of Louisiana in a women's basketball exhibition game at The Barn.
     Marshall's basket was the seventh lead change of the final five minutes. Xavier, which led 28-23 at halftime, committed a turnover and missed a shot in its final two possessions.
     Dawanda Sterling scored 24 points, Theresa Samuels 15 and Marshall 13 for the Lady Hurricanes, a member of the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League.
     Freshmen SiMon "Money" Franklin and Marchelle Jones combined for 29 points for the Gold Nuggets. Franklin scored 16 points, including three 3-pointers, and Jones had 13. Xavier's Johnna Williams and LaTashia Wise each grabbed eight rebounds.
     A Jones 3-pointer at 2:01 of the first half gave Xavier its biggest lead, 28-15. But the Lady Hurricanes answered with a 13-0 run which extended into the second half.
     Kinya Lennix and Disha Leonard each grabbed 10 rebounds for the Lady Hurricanes, but Xavier had a 42-34 rebound advantage. The Nuggets outshot the Lady Hurricanes 38 to 36 percent from the floor.
     Xavier will play a second exhibition at 7 p.m. Friday against Florida Memorial in the HBCU Preseason Challenge at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Nuggets' regular-season opener will be the following day against Edward Waters in that same event.


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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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