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Dumas is GCAC Player of the Week again
January 19, 2009

     NEW ORLEANS — Three weeks ago Shaun Dumas never had won a Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week award. Now he's won it twice.
     The Xavier University of Louisiana men's basketball standout averaged 25 points and shot 59.4 percent from the floor in two games to win the GCAC award for Jan. 12-18. He also earned the honor for Dec. 29-Jan. 4.
     Dumas, a 5-foot-11 senior guard from New Orleans and a 2004 graduate of St. Augustine High School, scored a season-high 28 points — 21 in the second half — in a 71-68 home loss Thursday against Tougaloo, then scored a game-high 22 points Saturday in a 68-57 victory at SUNO. It was the second time as a collegian that Dumas reached 20 points in consecutive games.
     Other averages for Dumas included 3.5 rebounds, three assists and three steals. He made 6-of-9 from 3-point range and all six free throws.
     Xavier (10-6 overall, 2-2 GCAC) will begin a four-game home stand at 7:30 p.m. Thursday against William Carey at The Barn.
     NOTES: Xavier and longtime rival Dillard will meet Saturday — women's game at 5 p.m., men's game at 7 — in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crosstown Classic at New Orleans Arena. Tickets are available at both universities and through Ticketmaster (504-522-5555 or www.Ticketmaster.com) . . . XU graduate and former player Stephen Stallworth (1999-2001), who died Sept. 3 in a trucking accident, will be honored in a brief ceremony prior to tip-off of Saturday's Xavier-Dillard men's game . . . Dumas leads Xavier with averages of 13.5 points, 4.4 assists and 3.4 steals and could become the third Gold Rush player in 27 seasons to lead the team in those categories in the same season. Chevis Brimmer (2002-03) accomplished that most recently . . . For the second straight week Xavier received one point in the NAIA Division I coaches poll.

 

 
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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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