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Powell gets Gold Nuggets started in right direction
February 9, 2009

Box score

     NEW ORLEANS — Brittany Powell, starting for the first time in eight games, scored 14 points Monday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana to a 56-49 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over Belhaven.
     Powell scored six points in Xavier's 16-2 run in the opening eight minutes. The Gold Nuggets (17-7 overall, 8-4 GCAC) never lost the lead, although Belhaven (15-9, 6-6) cut its deficit to three points in the final 2 minutes.
     Shayla Boyd added 10 points for Xavier, which snapped a two-game losing streak and clinched a winning record for a school-record-tying eighth consecutive time. The Nuggets will finish above .500 for the 16th time in 17 seasons.
     Courtney Ward, Belhaven's only double-figure scorer, had 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals. Ward was 4-of-4 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the line.
     The Nuggets were outrebounded 43-31 — the Nuggets' worst deficit of the season — but they limited Belhaven to 29.6-percent shooting from the floor.
     Xavier won for the 76th time in its past 79 games at The Barn. LSU-Shreveport snapped the Nuggets' 27-game winning streak in their campus facility on Saturday.


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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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