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Xavier women rally in second half to win road exhibition
November 7, 2008

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     FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Brittany Powell scored 24 points, and NAIA No. 19 Xavier University of Louisiana rallied in the second half Friday for a 69-55 women's basketball exhibition victory over Florida Memorial in the HBCU Preseason Challenge.
     The Gold Nuggets, 1-1 in exhibitions, will begin their regular season at 6 p.m. EST Saturday against Edward Waters in this same event. Edward Waters lost 78-44 to Bethune-Cookman in Friday's opening game.
     Powell, a junior transfer from San Jose State, and freshman Marchelle Jones each grabbed eight rebounds for Xavier, which trailed 35-29 at the break but used a 20-3 second-half run to take control.
     Freshman Jasmine Grant scored 13 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Nuggets, and Johnna Williams scored 10.
     "We didn't turn the ball over as much in the second half," Xavier coach Bo Browder said. "And we made some shots. That's how we came back."
     Kiesha Alexander scored 15 points — 13 in the first half — and Dominique Butler 10 for Florida Memorial.

 

 
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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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