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Gold Nuggets set school record in sixth straight victory
February 26, 2009

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     NEW ORLEANS — Shayla Boyd and SiMon Franklin scored 14 points apiece Thursday, and Xavier University of Louisiana set a school record for 3-point accuracy in a 76-55 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over Spring Hill.
     The victory was a season-high sixth in a row for the Gold Nuggets (22-7 overall, 13-4 GCAC), who made a season-best nine 3-pointers in 12 attempts for a school-record 75 percent. The previous mark was 57.1 percent against Spring Hill on Feb. 19, 2004.
     Boyd was 4-of-5 from 3-point range, and Jasmine Grant, who scored 10 points, was 3-of-4.
     Sharidan Hollis scored 19 points, Keisha Forbes 11 and Erica Wright 10 for Spring Hill (7-20, 4-13), which lost its second in a row after winning three straight. The Lady Badgers are 1-12 on opponents' courts this season.
     A 26-4 first half run enabled Xavier to turn an 18-11 deficit into a 40-27 lead by halftiome.
     Johnna Williams blocked one shot to tie the Xavier season record of 58, set by Gwendolyn Brule in 1981-82.
     Xavier shot 46 percent from the floor and gained 33 turnovers, 24 by steals. The Nuggets, who will be the No. 3 seed in the GCAC Tournament, will close the regular season with a 5 p.m. game Saturday against longtime rival Dillard in the Bleu Devil Classic at the University of New Orleans' Lakefront 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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