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Lee gives Gold Nuggets their first loss of season
November 15, 2008

Box score

     CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Brooke McKinnon scored a career-high 28 points Saturday to lead NAIA No. 7 Lee to an 83-73 women's basketball victory over NAIA No. 19 Xavier University of Louisiana in the Jack Souther Classic.
     Katie Nelson added 19 points for the Lady Flames (4-1), who led 41-29 at halftime and held off a Xavier rally which twice whittled the margin to three points.
     LaTashia Wise scored a career-high-tying 14 points for the Gold Nuggets (3-1). SiMon "Money" Franklin scored 11, and Danielle Jones and Jasmine Grant scored 10 apiece. Johnna Williams blocked a career-high five shots.
     Ashley McGill's basket cut Lee's lead to 61-58 with 10:13 remaining, but the Lady Flames responded with an 8-0 run and never led by less than six points thereafter.
     McKinnon scored seven points in the final 4 minutes, including 4-of-4 free throws in the final two minutes.
     Xavier outshot Lee 45 to 39 percent from the floor, but the Lady Flames outscored the Nuggets 27-10 in free throws.
     Both Xavier and Lee were 1-1 in this four-team event. Langston, the only 2-0 team, defeated Berry 85-74 in Saturday's first game. Langston will be Xavier's next opponent — Thanksgiving night at The Barn in the Xavier Classic.


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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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