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Parker's block preserves LSUS victory over Gold Rush
January 7, 2010

Box score

     SHREVEPORT, La. — Derrick Parker had 31 points and 11 rebounds Thursday, and he blocked Kevin Miller's 3-point attempt at the buzzer to preserve LSU-Shreveport's 79-77 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over Xavier University of Louisiana.
     Cordell Hadnot had career-highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds for Xavier (9-4), and Devin Andrew and Jamaan Kenner scored 16 points apiece.
     Parker blocked Miller's 3-pointer after the Pilots made a free throw, then missed the second on its final possession with six seconds remaining.
     LSUS, ranked sixth in NAIA Division I, is 12-1. It was the GCAC opener for both teams.
     Kenner's 3-pointer at 12:43 of the first half gave the Gold Rush a 20-13 advantage, but the Pilots rallied to lead 41-35 at halftime.
     Andrew, Kenner and Ryan DeRousselle all fouled for Xavier, which committed a season-high 34 fouls. LSUS took advantage by making 37-of-50 free throws.
     Greg Shyne added 15 points and Brance Davenport 10 for the Pilots, the four-time defending GCAC Tournament champion.
     LSUS outshot Xavier 48 to 40 percent from the floor, but the Gold Rush had a 6-2 advantage in 3-pointers made. Xavier made 29-of-38 free throws and was 24-of-29 in the second half.
     Xavier suffered its second straight loss and is 0-3 on opponents' courts this season. The Gold Rush will remain on the road and play defending GCAC regular-season champion Tougaloo at 7 p.m. Saturday.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

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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