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Gold Rush defeats Wesley (Miss.) to improve to 2-0
November 7, 2009

Box score

     NEW ORLEANS — Devin Andrew scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half Saturday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana in a 70-54 men's basketball victory over Wesley (Miss.) at The Barn.
     Cordell Hadnot scored a career-high 13 points for the Gold Rush (2-0), and Wanto Joseph and Michael Harvey scored 10 apiece.
     The Rush, which led by 20 at Southern two days earlier in an exhibition game before losing in overtime, outscored Wesley 54-27 in the final 24 minutes after trailing 27-16. DeRonn Scott's basket with 16:05 remaining put Xavier ahead to stay, 38-37, and was part of 13-0 run.
     Jamal Evans and Jeff Patterson scored nine points apiece for Wesley (1-3), which lost for the second day in a row. The Warriors entered with an 89-point scoring average and won Tuesday at NCAA Division I member Mississippi Valley.
     Xavier outshot Wesley 58 to 41 percent from the floor — it was 64 to 30 percent in the second half — and committed 10 fewer turnovers than the Warriors.
     Scott had eight points, six points and five rebounds for Xavier, and Landon Bussie grabbed nine rebounds.
     The victory was Xavier's 17th at The Barn in 19 games dating to February 2008.
     Xavier's next game will be a 7 p.m. exhibition Tuesday at Western Kentucky. The Rush's next regular-season game will start at 7 p.m. Friday against Brewton-Parker at The Barn.


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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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