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Gold Nuggets do Wise things in 67-41 victory
December 19, 2008

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     SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — LaTashia Wise scored a career-high 19 points Friday, and Danielle Jones had a season-high-tying 10 to lead NAIA No. 16 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 67-41 women's basketball victory over Judson (Ill.) in the Paradise Jam.
     It was the fifth consecutive victory for the Gold Nuggets (8-1) and — for the first since 2005 — their fourth in a row by double-digits.
     Wise, reaching her career high for the second straight game, scored 14 points in the first half and continued her torrid outside shooting. Wise was 3-of-3 from 3-point range and is 10-of-14 this season. She was 21-of-103 from behind the arc in her first two seasons.
     Xavier, playing for the first time in 13 days, scored the first 14 points and led 37-17 at halftime. The Nuggets gained 15 turnovers and limited the Eagles to 29-percent from the floor in the first 20 minutes.
     Aubrey Parsons scored eight points for Judson (7-7), an NAIA Division II member, and Lindsay Jordan had seven. The Eagles have dropped two in a row after winning six of eight.
     For the game Xavier outshot the Eagles 40 to 33 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 46-37. But Judson's Alicia Rovertoni led all players with 11 rebounds. Brittany Powell grabbed seven for the Nuggets.
     Xavier allowed its fewest points this season and matched its second-best nine-game start. The Nuggets were 8-1 in 2004-05, and they were 9-0 in 1980-81.
     Xavier will play its second and final Paradise Jam game at 7 p.m. AST Saturday — 5 p.m. New Orleans time — against Olivet Nazarene.


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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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