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Gold Nuggets glow and shine after Powell scores 29
January 21, 2010

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     MOBILE, Ala. — Brittany Powell scored a career-high 29 points Thursday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana to a 69-50 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over Mobile.
     Powell, a senior forward/center from Milwaukee and a graduate of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, scored the most points by a Xavier female in six seasons.
     The Gold Nuggets (12-5 overall, 5-0 GCAC) outscored the Lady Rams (11-4, 3-2) 10-0 in the first 6:47 and never lost the lead.
     Powell, the reigning GCAC and Heritage Sports Radio Network Division II Fan Poll Player of the Week, was 12-of-15 from the floor — she made eight in row during a 23-minute stretch — and 5-of-6 from the line to help Xavier win its fifth in a row and maintain sole possession of first place in the conference.
     "I'm not surprised by Brittany," Xavier Coach Bo Browder said. "I think she's the most talented player in our conference. If she's focused she could score 30 every night."
     SiMon Franklin added 10 points for the Nuggets and reached double figures for the first time in seven games.
     Adrienne Mackay scored 16 points and Davina Jefferson 15 for Mobile.
     It's the eighth time this season Xavier allowed 50 or fewer points. The Nuggets limited Mobile to its fewest points of the season.
     Xavier led 36-23 at halftine and had a double-digit lead for nearly all of the final 30 minutes. The Lady Rams never came closer than nine points in the second half.
     "We're still growing," Browder said. "We're learning and making better decisions. We've just got to keep playing hard and keep finding ways to get better. There's still a lot of basketball to be played."
     Xavier will play William Carey, one game behind the Nuggets in the GCAC, at 5 p.m Saturday 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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