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Powell leads Gold Nuggets to another GCAC road win
January 9, 2010

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     TOUGALOO, Miss. — Brittany Powell scored 17 of her season-high 23 points in the second half Saturday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana to a 64-61 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over Tougaloo.
     The Gold Nuggets (9-5 overall, 2-0 GCAC) overcame 30 turnovers to post their first two-game winning streak since November.
     Powell's basket with 8:23 remaining gave Xavier its biggest lead, 51-39. Tougaloo (5-8, 1-1) closed the margin to 58-56 on Damara Bolton's free throw at 2:49 but came no closer.
     Tougaloo had a chance to tie the game when it rebounded Jazmoné Kelly's missed free throw with 4.9 seconds remaining, but the Lady Bulldogs committed their 32nd turnover of the game.
     Jasmine Grant added 12 points for Xavier, and Kelly scored all nine of hers in the first half. Powell grabbed a season-high nine rebounds.
     Bolton scored 18 points and Kim Kern 16 for Tougaloo. They combined for all seven of the Lady Bulldogs' 3-pointers.
     Xavier closed the first half with a 9-2 run to take a 32-28 lead at the break. The Nuggets led the entire second half.
     The Nuggets outshot the Lady Bulldogs 44.3 to 42.6 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 31-24.
     Xavier defeated Tougaloo for the 19th consecutive time. The Nuggets have won 45 of the past 48 meetings and lead the series 59-10.
     Both teams will play GCAC opponents at home at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Xavier will play Spring Hill, and Tougaloo will play Mobile.


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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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