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Jones sisters lead Gold Nuggets past William Carey
January 22, 2009

Box score

     NEW ORLEANS — Sisters Danielle and Marchelle Jones combined for 26 points Thursday, and both had career highs in Xavier University of Louisiana's 63-56 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over William Carey.
     Danielle Jones scored 16 points, and Marchelle Jones had 10. Brittany Powell added 12 for the Gold Nuggets (12-5 overall, 3-2 GCAC), who extended their winning streak at The Barn to 25 games.
     Fallon Hartfield had 17 points and 10 rebounds for William Carey (8-6, 3-2). Kim Lewis scored 15 points, and Shonte Kennedy had 10.
     The teams were tied at 31 at halftime, then Marchelle Jones scored on the opening possession of the second half to put the Nuggets ahead to stay.
     Xavier, which shot less than 40 percent from the floor in each of its past five games, shot 48.3 percent against the Lady Saders. The Jones sisters combined to make 12-of-17 shots.
     Xavier's next game will start at 5 p.m. Saturday against Dillard in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crosstown Classic at New Orleans Arena.


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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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